Study demonstrates the importance of a specific type of connection between neurons and may also explain how ketamine shows promise in treating depression.
Combining psychological therapy with ketamine treatments resulted in longer periods of abstinence for those with severe alcohol use disorder, a new study reports.
Ketamine reduces symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts within four hours of a single treatment, and the effects last for up to two weeks. Additional treatments may prolong the effects, researchers say.
Ketamine's rapid antidepressant action is due to specific synaptic effects, researchers report.
A new statistical model lays groundwork for understanding how ketamine induces an anesthetic response, steps to monitor unconscious patients, and provides new information about brain activity while unconscious.
In the absence of neural activity, BDNF expression can still be activated. The findings shed light on how therapeutic ketamine used has an antidepressant effect and how it works in both the long and short term.
Ketamine and exposure to 60-hertz flickering light show promise as a potentially new, non-invasive therapy to help rejuvenate the aging brain.