By: Joe Graedon January 2, 2017 11 Comments
    Suicide and Chantix: Was There A Connection?

    Chantix helps many people stop smoking. That's the good news. But there is a darker side to Chantix. There used to be a black box warning (the FDA's strongest message to doctors about drug dangers) ab…

    By: Joe Graedon August 22, 2016 2 Comments
    Can Ketamine Jump Start Antidepressant Action?

    When people are severely depressed they need immediate help. Sadly, most antidepressant medications take weeks to start working. That's why this reader's question is so very interesting. Q. You've wri…

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2014 6 Comments
    Could an Old Drug (Ketamine) Stop Suicide?

    Modern medicine failed Robin Williams. Even when people seek emergency help for suicidal thoughts, they rarely get adequate treatment. That's because FDA-approved medications for depression don't work…

    By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2014 4 Comments
    Could Fast Acting Ketamine Help Prevent Suicide …

    An old drug called ketamine (Ketalar), FDA-approved as an anesthetic, may turn out to be a fast-acting emergency treatment to reverse acute suicidal thoughts. It might become a lifeline for severely d…

    By: Joe Graedon April 3, 2014 15 Comments
    Club Drug (Ketamine) Produces Exciting Benefits …

    Doctors are wrestling with the ethical and legal challenges of prescribing ketamine for severely depressed or suicidal patients. The drug may help some people, but doctors worry about the possibility …

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2009 3 Comments
    Antidepressant Triggered Suicidal Thoughts

    Q. My 17-year-old son is feeling depressed. He is sad and tired and would sleep all day long if we allowed it. The doctor prescribed Prozac, but after the second day of taking it my son said he had th…