Time Publishes Ketamine Article Titled “New Hope for Depression”

Time Publishes Ketamine Article Titled “New Hope for Depression”

Time Magazine has recently published a new article that is aptly titled, “New Hope for Depression”. We’re excited that more and more individuals and institutions are taking notice of the immense power and potential of ketamine to heal! From the article:

“It’s been a paradigm shift, that now we can achieve rapid antidepressant effects,” says Dr. Carlos Zarate, chief of the experimental therapeutics and pathophysiology branch at the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the foremost researchers of ketamine. “Now we know there’s something radically different.”

Experts aren’t sure exactly how ketamine works, although they agree it doesn’t target the standard antidepressant route of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Instead, they think it stimulates a series of receptors in the brain, kick-starting something called synaptic plasticity–the ability of parts of the brain to grow and change. While antidepressants have been shown to also increase plasticity, ketamine seems to do it much more quickly–and much more powerfully.

Read the full article at http://time.com/4876098/new-hope-for-depression/

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