Ketamine Improves Bipolar Depression Within Minutes →
As usual, I first found this article on reddit and I was kind of stunned. I mean, really - ketamine improving symptoms of bipolar disorder? How could it not? It’s fucking ketamine! I looked a little closer at the original paper and this priceless gem stood out:
Okay, guys. THAT IS NOT A SIDE EFFECT. THAT IS KETAMINE. AND IT IS NOT YOUR MAGICAL MYSTERY CURE. So basically what happened here is some well-funded scientists got people with bipolar disorder high on ketamine and said, “Hey look! When they’re high they don’t want to kill themselves!” Then they attributed all their results to something about NMDA antagonists and depression.
Way to go. I’m really looking forward to the follow-up studies on this one.
Posted on May/30/2012
Tagged as: ketamine, bipolar disorder, science, neuroscience,