Ketamine may cut depressive symptoms in two hours

Ketamine may cut depressive symptoms in two hours

Several studies have reported "rapid, robust, and relatively sustained antidepressant response" to ketamine, injected intravenously at low, subanesthetic doses, the researchers said.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study

Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study

Researchers found that administration of low-dose ketamine reduced anti-suicidal thoughts within hours.

Dec 15, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
Depression medicine may help relieve untreatable migraine pain

Depression medicine may help relieve untreatable migraine pain

Drug is used to induce general anaesthesia but also provides powerful pain control for patients with painful conditions in lower doses.

Oct 23, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Depression: These 3 drugs could help treat the condition

Depression: These 3 drugs could help treat the condition

Researchers found that the incidence of depression symptoms in patients who took ketamine in addition to other pain therapeutics dropped by 50 per cent compared to the patients who took any other drug or drug combination for pain.

May 04, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that occurs in about one-quarter of individuals who experience psychological trauma.

Feb 09, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Ketamine abuse can permanently damage your bladder

The researchers conducted two studies to know how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.

Mar 19, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Common anaesthetic could treat diet-induced depression

The researchers explored whether diet might influence behaviour of rats fed six times the normal amount of fat. 

Dec 22, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Indian man held in largest drug bust in Malaysian capital

The Malaysian Police have arrested a 36-year-old Indian national near here and seized 19 tonnes of white powder, believed to be ketamine, worth USD 7.6 million in the largest drug bust in the Malaysian capital this year.

Jul 03, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

New compound that can help treat depression without side effects found

In an effort that could help improve treating people with depression, researchers claim to have identified a compound called hydroxynorketamine (HNK).

Jun 19, 2014, 20:07 PM IST

Huge haul of party drug seized in Goa; three held

Ahead of New Year celebrations, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Goa has confiscated a large haul of `party drug`, a narcotic allegedly being paddled for the beach parties to be held in the state.

Dec 27, 2013, 10:13 AM IST

Spanish national arrested with party drug Ketamine

A Spanish national has been arrested here for allegedly trying to smuggle four kg of Ketamine, commonly known as a party drug, worth Rs 1.6 crore, police said.

Jul 03, 2013, 23:01 PM IST

Ketamine cousin may treat depression

A molecular cousin of party drug Ketamine may act as a quick and effective way to relieve depression, a new study has claimed.

Jun 01, 2013, 14:19 PM IST

Ketamine holds promise for people with treatment-resistant depression

In a new study, patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic.

May 19, 2013, 15:08 PM IST

Ketamine worth Rs 26 lakh seized at IGI

Ketamine worth Rs 26 lakh was to be smuggled out of the country as a courier consignment.

Mar 08, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

A new drug to overcome depression

Researchers have now discovered a drug that could ease out depression without any side-effects.

Dec 13, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

New class of drugs may help relieve depression within hours or days

Million of people are suffering from depression, but the drugs available to treat them haven’t changed much in 25 years.

Dec 07, 2012, 20:19 PM IST

French national arrested with party drug Ketamine

A 31-year-old French national was arrested here for allegedly being in possession of eight kgs of party drug `Ketamine` worth around Rs 80 lakh, police said on Thursday.

Sep 06, 2012, 19:24 PM IST

DRI seizes contraband worth Rs 35 crore

The drug worth around Rs 35 crore in the international market was being smuggled to Malaysia from the Air Cargo complex at the Indira Gandhi International airport.

Jul 22, 2012, 15:11 PM IST

25 kg of ketamine seized at Chennai airport

Customs officials today seized 25 kg of ketamine, valued at Rs 2.5 crore, from a businessman as he was about to board an Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur at the international airport here.

May 01, 2012, 12:30 PM IST

Party drug may help treat depression: Study

Ketamine, a drug which is highly popular among night clubbers, can also help treat depression.

Feb 01, 2012, 18:52 PM IST