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Is Ketamine infusion an alternative for those patients who don’t respond to TMS?

Between 30 and 40 % of patients suffering from major depressive disorder will develop treatment-resistant depression (TRD), classically described as a lack of satisfactory response to two or more adequate antidepressant trials . For these patients, a well-established approach is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

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Suicide After a Dementia Diagnosis: What Is the Risk?

Mood disorders are one of the most important comorbid conditions among patients with dementia, but what are the prevalence rates of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and apathy among adults with dementia, and does prevalence change as patients advance through different stages of dementia?

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Ketamine’s Role in Spirituality

This article highlights the potential spiritual effects of a popular anaesthetic, ketamine, and how these spiritual effects can be used to help promote the reconciliation of spiritual and physical health.

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Genetics of treatment outcomes

Pharmacogenetic testing is a useful and increasingly widespread tool to assist in antidepressant prescription. More than ten antidepressants (including tricyclics, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and venlafaxine) have already genetic biomarkers of response/side effects in clinical guidelines and drug labels.

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Neuroprotective and Neurocognitive effects of ketamine in rats

The aim of the current experimental study was to scrutinize the neuroprotective effect of ketamine on the isoflurane (iso)-induced cognitive dysfunction in rats via phosphoinosit- ide 3 kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) pathway.

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