Today’s hectic life and stressful circumstances have raised depression amongst youngsters. People feel more depressed in each situation. But medical science has reached the pinnacle today and has given those remedies which were never expected before. A recent study has given the solution to depression as it curbs the terror of suicide lurking in the minds of people.
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug. As per the study, Ketamine is excessively helpful in reducing the thoughts of suicide. This study has been executed by CUMC, Columbia University Medical Center. They have found after deep study & experimentation, that after the intake of ketamine, within a few hours the depressed patient gets a halt on suicidal thoughts coming in the mind.
At CUMC, the study leader and research psychiatrist, Michael Grunebaum, has put light on the benefits of Ketamine. In his views, he elaborated that it can halt the self-harm by reducing the thoughts of a person. It can hold on to the suicidal thoughts for numerous weeks. Moreover, except Ketamine, there is no medicinal treatment available that can put a full stop to the thoughts that can cause self-harm.
To reach this aftermath, the experiment has been done on 80 individuals who were depressed and wanted to do suicide. Out of 80, around 54% of people were taking antidepressants already. After examining with SSI (Scale for Suicidal Ideation), their score was over 4 disclosing their suicidal thoughts. After that, they were given the low dose of Ketamine and after the time span of 24 hours, they were reassessed. The results were surprising. Their negative thoughts got reduced as compared to another group, which was taking midazolam. Ketamine group people felt the relaxation of mind and more satisfaction as compared to the people taking midazolam.
The experts are thoroughly working on ketamine. This is a medicinal boon to those who are not getting benefit from the current treatments to reduce suicidal thoughts.