Ketamine and Alcohol: A Potentially Dangerous Combination

Brazilian researchers reviewed a series of published studies to draw further insight into the effects of combined ketamine and alcohol use.  Findings were analyzed in conjunction with known molecular interactions of ketamine and alcohol throughout the body to conclude that when used in combination, the substances held the potential to

Researchers Argue for Equality in Psychedelic Terminology Used in Medical Care

Researchers at the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), argued for the development and adoption of a standardized, objective, and medically-founded vocabulary for psychedelics for use by researchers, clinicians, and patient-centric organizations including commercial enterprises.  Different language choices were offered to compel

Ketamine May Enhance Recovery Following Surgery

Ketamine may improve the quality of recovery (QoR) in patients undergoing thoracoscopic, i.e., chest, surgery when given around the time of procedure (perioperatively).  Recently published results from a clinical trial conducted at a university hospital suggest that perioperative administration of “S”-ketamine enhanced the quality of recovery in patients who underwent

The Therapeutic Potential of Psilocybin

The medical use of psilocybin, the main psychoactive component of psilocybin-producing (“magic”) mushrooms, has been explored in a litany of disease states, as recently reported in a comprehensive review evaluating the medical application of psilocybin in a smattering of conditions related to neuropsychiatry. Global concern for mental health disorders rose