Being Obese/Overweight Linked to Ketamine Response in MDD

Man with obesity sitting on his bed looking sad

In patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), higher body mass index (BMI) and being obese/overweight were associated with a more robust acute antidepressant response to treatment with ketamine. Results of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Lamar Odom Discusses Ketamine Use For Addiction And Depression

Lamar Odum interviewing with host

In 2015, Lamar Odom was the most googled person in the world. Not for his basketball skills, but for his personal life — especially his struggle with addiction, which almost led to his death. On a recent episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, he told host Kweli that at his lowest point — the night he nearly died in […]

A New Era for Depression Treatment

Woman taking oral medication for depression

By Donald Moore | Bloomberg June 14 Researchers have discovered that ketamine, a drug of choice for club-goers for decades, can be used to fight severe cases of the blues. For more than three decades, patients seeking treatment for depression in the U.S. have been steered primarily to one family of pharmaceuticals. Doctors have been looking […]