Navigation Links
First ever large-scale study of ketamine users published
Date:11/16/2009

The first ever large-scale, longitudinal study of ketamine users has been published online today in the journal Addiction. With Ketamine (K, Special K) use increasing faster than any other drug in the UK (British Crime Survey, 2008) this research showing the consequences of repeated ketamine use provides valuable information for users and addiction professionals alike.

For the study, researchers from University College London followed 150 people over a year to see if changes in their ketamine use could predict changes in their psychological well-being, memory and concentration. Of these 150 people, 30 were taking large quantities of the drug nearly every day, 30 were taking it 'recreationally' (once or twice a month), 30 were former users, 30 used illicit drugs apart from ketamine and 30 did not use any illicit drugs.

The authors found that the heavy ketamine users were impaired on several measures, including verbal memory. Short term memory and visual memory in this group decreased over the year as ketamine use increased. These individuals also performed more poorly overall on verbal memory, displaying symptoms such as forgetfulness and experiencing difficulty recalling conversations and people's names.

The amount of increase in ketamine use over the course of one year was also a source of concern. Hair analysis showed that ketamine levels among recreational users doubled at follow-up compared to initial testing, a pattern seen with other addictive drugs. Ketamine levels in the frequent using group did not change across the year, but this group was already using up to ten grams per day at initial testing.

Interestingly, the recreational ketamine users and ex ketamine users did not differ from non-drug-taking controls on memory, attention and measures of psychological well-being, suggesting that occasional ketamine use does not lead to prolonged harms to cognitive function and that any damage may be reversed when pe
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
amolnar@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
2. FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids
3. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
4. First study examines newly-licensed RN work attitudes and intentions
5. Glades General Hospital First in Palm Beach County to Provide On-Site Electronic Birth Registration
6. UHW Announces: Antelope Valley Hospital Caregivers and Board Vote to Ratify First Union Contract With SEIU UHW-West
7. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
8. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
9. APA Comments on FDAs First Approval of Medication to Treat Pediatric Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
10. TriWest Creates First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Offer Military Leaders With Grief Support Program
11. Watson Receives First FDA Approval for Manufacturing Product at Its Goa, India Facility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a ... affordable prices and many designers are thrilled to have it ... business announces its new collection of prom dresses for the ... to drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, ... dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find ... wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers ... for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand ... Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, ... January 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan ... and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual ... ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares ... would have gone undetected if she had not followed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative ... design to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... easy to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative ... and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... Dr. Joachim L. Schultze have identified over 480 molecules ... develops lung cancer. These molecules are present in the ... lung cancer patients, typical patterns which can be detected ... The molecules are nucleic acids which form in the ...
... new research has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ... victimization in middle and high school report impaired health ... attempts that require medical care, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) ... study to examine the relationship between school victimization during ...
... DURHAM, N.C. Even when treated with hormone therapy ... risk of their prostate cancer worsening, researchers at Duke ... at the American Urological Association annual meeting Sunday (May ... cancer, which has generated research interest in recent years ...
... airway pressure, or CPAP, can increase alertness and even ... apnea (OSA), even if their symptoms are minimal, according ... enrolled in the study reported an improvement in daytime ... The study will be presented at the ATS 2011 ...
... may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, ... research from the University of Chicago Medical Center under ... the Guidelines project. The results of the study ... International Conference in Denver. "We found a compelling ...
... University Medical Center had noticed that, despite a ... progressive care unit experienced an increase in the ... investigators reviewed current literature about fall prevention and ... from Ryu, Roche, and Brunton (2009), the program ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Detecting lung cancer early 2Health News:School bullying, violence against LGBT youth linked to risk of suicide, HIV infection 2Health News:School bullying, violence against LGBT youth linked to risk of suicide, HIV infection 3Health News:Obesity linked to higher risk of prostate cancer progression 2Health News:CPAP improves daytime sleepiness even in patients with low levels of symptoms 2Health News:Pneumonia patients at risk for in-hospital cardiac arrest 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 For the pharmaceutical industry, marketplace success is ... Likewise, the importance of the managed markets function - which ... grow as payer formularies and provider networks play an increasingly ... the same time, managed markets leaders must continually identify the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... , At present, the global market for ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading provider of medical ... Connected World magazine Connected World Award for its ... be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination was made by ... nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , Director of Marketing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:As Payer Influence Rises, Pharmaceutical Companies work to Optimize the Managed Markets Function 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2
... LIUZHOU CITY, China , July ... CNBI), ("China BCT" or the,"Company"), a leading pharmaceutical distributor, retail pharmacy, ... , today,announced that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) confirmed,the Company,s ... 2010 . , , ...
... LAUDERDALE, Fla. , July 27 OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTC: ... of operations for the first half of fiscal 2010.   , ... New contracts for OmniComm products and ... 51% increase over first half of 2009.  Software as a Service (SaaS) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FINRA Confirms China BCT's Corporate Name Change 2FINRA Confirms China BCT's Corporate Name Change 3OmniComm Systems, Inc. Announces 2010 First Half Results 2OmniComm Systems, Inc. Announces 2010 First Half Results 3OmniComm Systems, Inc. Announces 2010 First Half Results 4
CleanBox DNA workstation with two 254nm UV lambs & 12-hr timer, 90cm (36-inch)width, single door, 115V (w/crating)...
... highthroughput reading of tube racks. Its camera-based vision ... one second per rack, making it ideal for ... the reader allows a rack to be read ... arms. An optical safety switch prevents a rack ...
... Polypropylene workbench top with powder-coated ... from 25"-34". Available in hundreds ... include shelves, drawers, light fixtures ... an expert in custom building ...
Perforated or Rod Top, Free Standing or Wall Mounted, Storage Cubby Optional, Polypropylene Construction...
Medicine Products: