June 20, 2023
L. Alison McInnes, M.D., M.S. & Kaitlin Rebella
We're proud to announce the results of a new peer-reviewed study on the real-world effectiveness of ketamine intravenous therapy (KIT). Developed in collaboration with a team of clinicians and published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the results demonstrated significant patient improvement for depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation (SI).
The unique study, which is the largest of its kind, specifically found:
“There are millions of Americans who need more options to address severe, complex and treatment-resistant mental illnesses,” said the study’s corresponding author and vice president of scientific affairs at Osmind, L. Alison McInnes, MD, MS. “By collaborating with clinicians dedicated to delivering proven, innovative treatments, Osmind is proud to be a driving force and advocate for the understanding and advancement of novel treatment options. Studies of this scale are essential to addressing barriers to care, including potential availability through greater therapeutic development, psychiatrist adoption and affordability through insurance coverage.”
Importantly, this study uniquely addresses historical challenges related to understanding the real-world effectiveness of KIT, including data missingness, placebo effects and regression to the mean. The concordance of outcomes between this study and Osmind’s previous study on acute ketamine outcomes (McInnes et al. 2022) has been striking and unequivocally demonstrates the effectiveness of KIT for depression and suicidal ideation.
Additional details on the data set and methodology can be found in the published study.
Nearly one in 10 Americans suffers from major depressive disorder. Almost one in five people in the U.S. has an anxiety disorder, yet only 35% receive treatment. According to the most recent CDC study, 12.3 million U.S. residents have seriously thought about suicide.
Real-world evidence (RWE) studies are a critical component to making novel psychiatric treatments more accessible for the millions of Americans for whom traditional treatment options do not work. Published RWE is especially important when a treatment has not been FDA-approved, as insurers usually require published evidence of effectiveness in order to consider coverage, resulting in widespread accessibility.
Osmind’s EHR is the connective link between individual patient care and research that advances evidence-based mental health treatment breakthroughs. Osmind collaborates with the research community to analyze anonymized, aggregated data to advance new diagnostics, therapeutics, and precision medicine approaches. For more information about the Osmind platform for mental health clinicians, please visit www.osmind.org/psychiatry-ehr.
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