Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Depression Treatment So Obvious You Won’t Believe It’s NEVER Been Tried Before - nitrous oxide(laughing gas)

You'll have to ask your doctor if this turns into nitric oxide which is extremely useful for us. Ask what this does for stroke recovery as compared to standard anti-depressants.
75 posts on nitric oxide here for your doctors benefit.

Common antidepressant can help stroke patients improve movement and coordination Sept. 2015 


Antidepressants may help people recover from stroke even if they are not depressed Jan. 2013 

New Depression Treatment So Obvious You Won’t Believe It’s NEVER Been Tried Before - nitrous oxide(laughing gas) 

Study finds support for severe depression treatment that’s so obvious it incredible it hasn’t been tried before.
Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, improves the symptoms of severe depression, according to a new pilot study.
The research, conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first ever to give laughing gas to people with depression.
Of the 20 patients with treatment-resistant depression in the study, two-thirds were significantly improved after inhaling nitrous oxide, while only one-third improved after breathing a placebo gas.
Dr.  Charles R. Conway, one of the study’s authors, explained:
“When they received nitrous oxide, many of the patients reported a rapid and significant improvement.
Although some patients also reported feeling better after breathing the placebo gas, it was clear that the overall pattern observed was that nitrous oxide improved depression above and beyond the placebo.
Most patients who improved reported that they felt better only two hours after treatment with nitrous oxide.
That compares with at least two weeks for typical oral antidepressants to exert their beneficial, antidepressant effects.”
While the study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, only tested people on the day they were given the nitrous oxide and the next day; anecdotally, patients reported feeling better up to a week later (Nagele et al., 2014).
Patients were given a mixture of half nitrous oxide and half oxygen — the same ratio used by dentists.
The advantages of the drug are that it acts quickly, has few side-effects and leaves the body quickly.

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