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A New Treatment For Depression May Soon Be Available

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

For some time, scientists have been aware of a therapeutic link between the drug Ketamine and depression. Research seemed to show that the use of this drug can rapidly reverse symptoms of major depression. Depression is a leading cause of Social Security disability.

Special K, Indeed?

The study of Ketamine has been hampered in part due to this anesthetic drug being used recreationally.  Going by the nickname "Special K", Ketamine has been long favored by those seeking

Getting Better With The K?

a hallucinogenic experience.  Needless to say, it is a powerful substance that can cause real harm.

FDA May Allow Doctors To Prescribe Ketamine

Despite the risks inherent in using Ketamine for therapeutic reasons, scientists have long wondered if the rumors about this drug alleviating depression have a basis in fact. Now, it appears, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is about the let doctors and their patients find out.

Johnson and Johnson took a big step toward getting their Ketamine-based drug, Esketamine, onto the market. An outside group of experts has recommended to the FDA that they approve Esketamine for treating depression.

A Depression Treatment That Works Rapidly

Esketemine is not a pill. Rather, it is a nasal spray. The doctors familiar with the drug are enthused

Days, Not Weeks

about its potential to relieve depression. Among other things, Esketemine works very rapidly. Most treatments for depression takes weeks to show significant effects. 

If approved, Johnson and Johnson will call the drug Spravato. 

Ask Your Doctor About This Treatment

If you have depression that is resistant to most treatments, keep an eye on Spravato. If it reaches the market, ask your doctor about prescribing it for you. As always, never take any medication, especially one as potent as Ketamine, without medical supervision.

One Person's Experience Using Ketamine For Depression

Here is a recent first-person account of using Ketamine to treat severe depression. It is very interesting reading.

UPDATE (March 6, 2019):

The FDA has approved Esketemine. Ask your doctor about it.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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