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    Default Party drug Ketamine is magic drug for depression

    Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

    If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
    Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

    Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.

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    I really wonder at the sanity and competence of the guy, like medical usefulness is high up on the list of most peoples reasons for using a particular drug.

    "It's Saturday night, I've just gotten paid and I'm sorted for medically approved pharmaceutical treatments, lets go NUT'S!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggle View Post
    Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

    If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
    Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

    Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.
    GEEZ...Boggle..its a horse tranquiliser...course it "cures" depression??
    The patients (or in this clinical trail the RATS!!) were out of their heads...like the muppets we see regularly coming through our doors of a Sat night!!


    Apologies for the rant..if it genuinely does have therapeutic qualities in the treatment of mental health issues... Great...but its far too available for misuse at the mo....thats the bigger issue!!!
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    In other news, cocaine cheers you up, marijuana makes you more mellow and LSD can make an ashtray interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggle View Post
    Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

    If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
    Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

    Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.
    I'd prefer to read the study myself than go on what the Indo states. It's a dodgy compound to say the least. It's listed on the BNP in the veterinary appendix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanSocialist1798 View Post
    I'd prefer to read the study myself than go on what the Indo states. It's a dodgy compound to say the least. It's listed on the BNP in the veterinary appendix.
    It's also used as an anaesthetic for humans, especially children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    It's also used as an anaesthetic for humans, especially children.
    It's used mainly for animals nowadays. It's also used in surgery in the battlefield, in severe cases of asthma and as you've mentioned as an anesthetic usually in combination with another sedative.

    One of the main things i'd like to know was which enantiomer they based the study on or did they test both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanSocialist1798 View Post
    It's used mainly for animals nowadays. It's also used in surgery in the battlefield, in severe cases of asthma and as you've mentioned as an anesthetic usually in combination with another sedative.

    One of the main things i'd like to know was which enantiomer they based the study on or did they test both.
    So far i know its to get a Horse sedate and its a very dangerous liquid where some people die of it and it would not be recomanded for any casual drug for humanbeings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "secret" View Post
    So far i know its to get a Horse sedate and its a very dangerous liquid where some people die of and it would not be recomanded for any casual drug for humanbeings.
    It's a dissociative anaesthetic - usually used in combination in Veterinary Medicine.

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