Ketamine as an antidepressant?

Good afternoon

This is a paper which I seen which has me scratching my head, ketamine as an antidepressant, I know many people will shout out, dosage, but seriously,   Side effects of Ketamine

This to me sounds a but like shooting themselves in the foot, what about the serotonin syndrome? the addiction aspects of Ketamine itself?

ketamine antidepressant <– Click me for paper.



Two journal articles on Depression

Good afternoon

I did this week’s lectures in my depression course and I have found the Messias paper as it is as shown below:

Messias 2011

I also have found an interesting article on Ketamine and antidepressants, at the time of typing this, I haven’t had a good look at this as I am during revision for my Psychology course as I have a test on Tuesday.

Ketamine paper

I know you will find the papers interesting.

Happy reading and let me know what you think.

Interesting article on Antidepressants and Depression

Hello again

Getting busy with posts today on information, I have another post from my main blog to do.

I was just reading this and thinking ooohhhh.  People who are major depressive disorder diagnosed taking antidepressants to alleviate their symptoms.  I could go on all day with how the drugs used in psychiatry are so wrong.  But to go from effectively unipolar depression to bipolar, when the moods swing from depression to mania.  I think I have a blog up about bipolar were I go through the effects of bipolar and how the symptoms of bipolar itself can vary.

I am interested in how the drugs can do this.  For the article, we have a link rather than a pdf this time and here it is, click here for the article which you can also download as a pdf from the site itself.

You can leave comments if you want to discuss this further.

Interesting paper on Doctor Shopping

Hello everyone

I have just noticed an interesting paper on Doctor Shopping which is:


doctor shopping

Above is the link to get the paper.  It is an interesting paper on a much unspoken of issue in today’s society.

Pill farms

As well as the issue with people doing doctor shopping to get various controlled medication – the schedules are different country to country as well as what they go under, so, I’ d say for the reader to check their local laws.

Pill farms may sound like a processing plant for illicit drugs, when in fact, it is when people go to a doctor who has been struck off or a foreign doctor not fully registered, (note – not all foreign doctors are like this!), to make out prescription scripts for the prescription drug (which maybe an opioid which maybe semi synthetic or fully synthetic).

There is many more ways to get hold of illicit drugs which you can pick up on prescription, but these are the ones which are interlinked.


Paper on MDD and zinc supplementation

Good afternoon

I have just recently started a course on Major Depression Disorder in the Community and I have found an interesting paper on MDD and zinc  supplementation.

The ethos of my practice into mental health is to make use of the vast natural methods to help support the body in the illness.  I am against the use the  anti psychotic  use in psychiatric treatment.

  • The “safety studies” are not that great, much of it is from the drug company’s own funds.
  • Many people nowadays lack nutrients from the food supply due to modern farming methods, so chances are the drugs are hurting NOT helping.
  • There is still a lot of depression being discovered.

So This paper is naturally something that I will find interesting.

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry

Until next time.