Ketamine-like depression treatment on track for FDA approval

A ketamine-like drug for treatment-resistant depression was backed by a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday. If it is then approved by the FDA, the drug -- called esketamine -- may provide a new option for patients with major depressive disorder who have tried at least two other antidepressants without success.
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Filipino American adolescents are at higher risk for suicidal ideation and attempts compared with other ethnic subgroups. RESULTS of previous studies suggest the need to engage Filipino parents in the use of culturally tailored, best-practice child...
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To date, research on suicidality among Asian American women has focused on descriptive statistics and factors associated with suicidal ideation or attempts. As a field, we have little understanding of the precipitants to suicidal ideation, the specificity ...
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