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Category: Ketamine in The News

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Self-Injury and Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is self-injury and self-harm awareness month.  I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what self-harm is.  Typically self-harm is anything someone does to intentionally injure themselves to deal with emotional pain.  Examples of self-harm include behaviors like cutting, banging your head, or burning of the…

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Spravato (Esketamine) Raising Both Hopes and Concerns

Many of you may or may not have heard that Spravato (Esketamine), a nasal spray, was approved by the US FDA in March of 2019 for treatment-resistant depression.  This new drug is a ketamine cousin since it is a portion of the ketamine molecule.  It has been touted as a…

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New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are all crossed out. “My therapist says he’s never had this…

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Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate

Joe Wright has no doubt that ketamine saved his life. A 34-year-old high school teacher who writes poetry every day on a typewriter, Wright was plagued by suicidal impulses for years. The thoughts started coming on when he was a high schooler himself, on Staten Island, N.Y., and intensified during…

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