Yesterday I blogged about my battle with depression with depression medications and the destruction those drugs, forced on me for a number of reasons, which will be explained fully in a book I am planning about the ongoing battle with depression, drugs, the medical and insurance system.
I mentioned that not a single drug was effective in treating my depression, nor chemical cocktails prescribed or forced on me through circumstance. Instead they exacerbated the problem, helped destroy a large portion of my life, the legacy of which continues to this day.
Now researchers at Johnson and Johnson reckon they have possibly found a new and different drug treatment for depression…one based on ketamine or Special K.
Johnson & Johnson said it plans to seek approvals for 11 new drugs by 2017, including a treatment for patients with depression who have failed to benefit from standard medications.
The intranasal drug, called esketamine, is closely related to a pediatric anesthetic called ketamine that has been shown in academic studies to ease symptoms rapidly in such patients, including a reduction in suicidal thoughts.
Ketamine is also the active ingredient of the mood-altering party drug known as “Special K”. Read more »