A Single Dose Of Ketamine Might Help Heavy Drinkers, Study Finds

Participants in the U.K. experimental study dramatically reduced their average alcohol intake for months after the initial dose. Ketamine has also been used to treat severe depression.(Image credit: Bruce Forster/Getty Images)
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Authors: Petala E, Mironidou-Tzouveleki M, Nanassis K, Pagkalidou E, Kyriakou C, Kapoukranidou D Abstract BACKGROUND: Cervical pain is very common among population and several methods have been used until now in order to evaluate it. The main aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of non-specific neck pain and the special features of it through its relation to demographic agents, habits and physiology parameters. Additionally, this study aims to select the most valid and objective methods for neck pain evaluation, which could also be useful in Primary Health Care and could give new prospectives. METHOD...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Adolescents may become desensitized and exhibit a blunted response to hedonic effects from increased screen time. This may result in increased anhedonia and greater risk for substance use through the need to compensate for the reduced experience of rewards. These findings have implications for future school-based substance use prevention and intervention programs.
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Lipopolysaccharides are pro-inflammation mediators that can induce inflammation in the serum, hippocampus, and cortex of animals. And lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammatory state resulted in significant depression-like behaviors, including reduced lo...
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Ketamine might sound like an unlikely candidate for treating addiction and depression. But a growing number of scientists believe the drug could help. Over the next two episodes of Science Weekly,Hannah Devlinspeaks to two experts who are using ketamine in their work in very different ways. In this episode, we ’re focusing on alcohol dependency and the findings that a single dose of Ketamine could positively impact on heavy drinkersContinue reading...
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OBJECTIVE: Sexual minority women report more problematic alcohol use and depression than heterosexual women. Despite evidence that sexual identity can change over time, most studies treat it as a static construct. As a result, little is known about the ext...
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Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.The group of international experts, which also includes scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University Medical Center and University College London, point to inflammation-related diseases as the cause of 50 percent of all deaths worldwide.Inflammation is a naturally occurring response by the body ’s immune system that helps fight illness and infection. Whe...
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We all love and look forward to the holidays, but even good things can be stressful.  Listen in as our guest, PsychCentral.com’s founder, Dr. John Grohol, tells us how to avoid overindulging this year, how to handle the extra work burdens of the season, and how to deal with that annoying relative. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Guest information for ‘Holiday Coping’ Podcast Episode John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is a pioneer in online mental health and psychology. Recognizing the educational and social potential of the Internet in 1995, Dr. Grohol has transformed the way people could access mental health and psyc...
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CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that more frequent use, not necessarily mental and physical health concerns, is a main influence on medical marijuana card acquisition. PMID: 31790359 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide additional evidence that sexual identity continues to change over time for a sizeable proportion of young adult sexual minority women and these changes are relevant to their health and well-being. PMID: 31790352 [PubMed - in process]
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BACKGROUND: Among American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs), suicides are disproportionately high among those younger than 40  years of age. This paper examines suicide and alcohol intoxication (post-mortem BAC ≥ 0.08 g/dl) by age among Whites and AI/...
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