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:6/1/2015)... The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering an ... the sold out 2015 Bank of America Chicago ... by signing up through the organization's nationwide endurance ... , This national endurance program includes world-class training ... a supportive community of teammates, volunteers, coaches and ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 ... Plans (AHIP) announced today a new, interactive Affordable ... support large employers. The course, called “Affordable Care ... care professionals with the strategic and consultative insights ... employers as they navigate the impacts of the ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... a leading web-base electronic healthcare software (EHR) is providing ... Louisiana. The entrepreneurial trio behind Sharenote, will travel to ... with the tools and resources to monitor key performance ... , Find out why Sharenote is the EHR ... 250 practices. , Four Day Schedule , ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... June 01, 2015 KC and Monica ... $88,000 of the best superfood products in ... floods in Texas. , "Monica and I are ... News in distributing Living Fuel Super Meals - SuperBerry®, ... millennial floods in Texas," KC Craichy said. "We have ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... FL (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 More than ... the summer months when school is out and they lose ... Dairy Month and America’s dairy farmers and milk companies are ... in need with The Great American Milk Drive. , ... milk provided in the school cafeteria for the bulk of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sold Out 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon Entries Still Available through MDA Team Momentum 2Health News:Cambia Partners with AHIP to Offer Expert Series ACA Training Course 2Health News:Cambia Partners with AHIP to Offer Expert Series ACA Training Course 3Health News:Nearly $100,000 In Emergency Food Aid to Flood Victims in Texas Provided by Living Fuel and Natural News 2Health News:Nearly $100,000 In Emergency Food Aid to Flood Victims in Texas Provided by Living Fuel and Natural News 3Health News:Summer Nutrition Vital for Kids who Depend on Schools for Healthy Foods 2
... West Anaheim Medical,Center, an affiliate of Prime ... patient tracking and integrated data system,within the ... the application is called Emergency Department Management ... their Emergency Department,patients quickly and efficiently. This ...
... Implant Dentistry (AAID), www.aaid.com , WHAT: Annual ... Dentistry , WHEN: Nov 7 11, 2007 , ... WHY: Dental implants are the hottest procedure in dentistry, ... for patients from adolescents to seniors. Implant growth in ...
... 30 Global Healthcare Alliance, Inc., a,web-based ... claims,processing, has been selected by St. Luke,s ... Luke,s Medical Clinic, as its enterprise,medical billing ... was selected by St. Luke,s,Medical Clinic because ...
... Portrayals of bipolar,disorder seem to be cropping ... and,on television. The November 2007 issue of the ... this condition., Bipolar disorder is difficult to ... illnesses. Because mania is the hallmark of bipolar,disorder, ...
... in 4 Americans has,diabetes or is at risk for ... The following,release was issued today by the American ... (ADA) American Diabetes Month(R),brings to light the fastest growing ... million Americans have diabetes or are at risk of,developing ...
... effectiveness without boosting this side effect, study finds , , ... undergoing a high-tech form of radiation therapy, exposure to a ... no added risk for impaired sexual function, new research reveals. ... a shorter amount of time than is typical -- meaning ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospital Launches State-of-the-Art Patient Tracking and Integrated Patient Data System 2Health News:American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2Health News:New St. Luke's Medical Clinic Selects Award-Winning globalcentara Provider(SM) by Houston's Global Healthcare Alliance 2Health News:Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder Explained, From the Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:American Diabetes Month(R) Brings Awareness to Growing Health Care Crisis 2Health News:High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer Won't Raise Sexual Dysfunction 2Health News:High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer Won't Raise Sexual Dysfunction 3
(Date:6/1/2015)... OAKS, Calif. , June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a collaboration with Roche on a Phase 1b ... talimogene laherparepvec, Amgen,s investigational oncolytic immunotherapy, in combination ... as MPDL3280A), in patients with triple-negative breast cancer ... Talimogene laherparepvec is an investigational oncolytic immunotherapy designed ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: ... on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and ... results for the three months ended March 31, ... Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. "Pivotal ... its limited financial resources," stated Mr. Eugenio ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... , June 1, 2015  Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: ... and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic ... to present at the LD Micro Invitational being held ... in Los Angeles . ... on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 2Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 3Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 4Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 5Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 6Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab 7Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 5Research Solutions to Present at the LD Micro Invitational on June 3, 2015 2Research Solutions to Present at the LD Micro Invitational on June 3, 2015 3
... CTi Wrist OTS is an off-the-shelf wrist orthotic designed ... of 3 pre-set ranges-of-motion (20°,35° and 50°). , ... sprains with TFCC tear-triangular fibrocartilage complex , ... nonunion , Partial tendon rupture , ...
... The CTi Wrist Static is a solid, one-piece ... in a stable, neutral position. , ,Indications: , ... TFCC tear-triangular fibrocartilage complex , Coles fracture ... , Partial tendon rupture , ORIF ...
The Universal Wrist/Forearm Splint is ideal for post-surgical immobilization, post-fracture casting, wrist sprains and strains....
... wrist orthotic designed to limit the extension of the ... ,Indications: , Wrist reconstruction , Wrist ... Coles fracture - distal radius , Scaphoid ... ORIF - Open reduction and internal fixation for ...
Medicine Products: