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    Ketamine an anesthetic known for being a drug club, for recreational uses, but it has a new off-label use, as an antidepressant. Ketamine currently lacks approval from the FDA, but some psychiatrist are trying ketamine to help their patients who suffer from extreme depression. Often the patients do not have any other options to treat depression, often, traditional antidepressants are unable to assist in the relief of depression. Ketamine now offers patients with hope with treating depression. The approach for using ketamine to treat depression, is to use ketamine injections in small doses, and the effects of the drug can last longer than a month. (2015, Hamilton) in one patient, who lived his whole life with depression and anxiety, now uses…

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    Ketamine is classified as a general anesthetic, and has conventionally been used as such since its FDA approval in 19701. It is a noncompetitive NMDA antagonist that blocks glutamate and produces a cataleptic state, or a state of trance or seizure with a loss of sensation and consciousness accompanied by rigidity of the body. It dissociates the limbic and thalamocortical systems, effectively dissociating the CNS from outside stimuli. Per the manufacturer’s package insert, it is to be dosed by…

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    Club Drugs Research Paper

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    drugs are ‘GHB’, ‘Ecstasy’ and ‘Ketamine’. The drugs are prominent seen at raves. Raves are "underground" dance parties that include DJ's and drugs being the main guest at this event. They are commonly hosted in discrete locations such as warehouses, abandoned buildings which are not easily accessible to law enforcement. Club drugs not only exist in clubs and raves, but also on some college campuses; these drugs may right now be on your campus…

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    mood, sensory perception, sleep, hunger, body temperature, sexual behavior, and muscle control. (“What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs?" stated) Types of hallucinogens include, PCP, LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin. PCP or phencyclidine, was created in the 1950s for a general surgical anesthetic. (“What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs?") LSD, d-lysergic acid diethylamide or commonly known as acid, it is one of the most mood and perception altering hallucinogenic drugs. (“What Are…

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    as roofies), Gamma Hydroxybutyric (liquid ecstasy) and Special K (which is a form of Ketamine). If these drugs are not used properly, or knowingly they can be very…

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    Krokodil Research Paper

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    Krokodil: The face of America's new heroine Carrie Schenk Psychology 341 Liberty University Krokodil: The face of America's new heroine Krokodil, (pronounced croc-o-dill) is becoming one of America's newest killers. It was first introduced in Siberia, Russia in 2002 (Thekkemuriyi, John, & Pillai, 2013) and has since made its way to the US. It originated in Russia as a way for people who were already addicted to heroine to get a cheaper high with the same effects. Because heroine…

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    PCP: A Dissociative Drug

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    PCP is the abbreviation for the powerful, dissociative sedative drug more formally known as phencyclidine. While there are always new drugs and old drugs being sold throughout the United States, many do not compare to Phencyclidine. Other names for this drug include most commonly, PCP, to other exotic names such as ozone, horse tranquilizer, rocket fuel, love boat, hog, embalming fluid, or superweed. PCP is considered by many to be both a dissociative drug and a hallucinogen. A dissociative…

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    Ketamine Research Paper

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    Drug Project The drug that was chosen to be written on was Ketamine. Its chemical name known as Ketamine Hydrochloride. This certain drug is sold under the brand name of Ketalar. It is known as a Schedule III here in the US. The Ketamine drug is called many names on the street; Cat Valium, Cat Tranquilizer, K, Special K, Super K, Vitamin K, Kit Kat, Purple, Jet. Those names are used when referring to them in clubs and raves where Ketamine is mostly abused. The history of Ketamine goes back…

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    moderate potential for physical and higher psychological dependence. One of these many schedule lll drugs is Ketamine. A few common street names Ketamine is known by is Cat Tranquilizer, Jet, Kit Kat, Purple K and Special La Coke. This paper examines the historical origins of ketamine, its present use today, and the future of Ketamine. This drug is typically packaged with most common house hold items- small plastic baggies, aluminum foil folds but all so in glass vials and capsules. Depending…

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    Ketamine shows an excellent short term response rate when utilized as a series of treatments, especially when compared to traditional antidepressant response rates within the same time period (Zhang et al., 2015). This research seems to indicate that there are statistically significant response to ketamine as an anti-depressant for use in patients with depressive disorders (Lee, Della Selva, Liu and Himerlhoch, 2015), but there are several issues that restrict its use. The most prominent issue…

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