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Ketamine and Psychedelic Drugs Change Structure of Neurons

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Indigophoton, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I thought this was generally interesting, shedding some light, as it does, on how ketamine and psychedelics affect the brain structurally, and suggesting the possibility of new drugs for depression and anxiety based on these chemicals.

    Ketamine was also suggested and tried as a treatment for ME by Dr Jay Goldstein; he found it useful for patients, but I think did not publish peer-reviewed work.
    https://neurosciencenews.com/ketamine-psychedelics-neuron-structure-9314

    And an article with more detail,
    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/medi...-psychedelic-drugs-neural-plasticity-rats.amp
     
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    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Interesting that they choose to indicate the potential use for depression but don't mention other cases where increasing neural plasticity would be helpful, such as stroke victims.
     
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