Update on Awakn’s ketamine study

Awakn Life Sciences Files Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application For The Treatment Of Behavioral Addictions

Awakn Life Sciences (AWKN) filed an international patent application for its ketamine treatment for behavioural addictions like gambling, gaming, binge eating, and compulsive sexual behaviour. 

Plus, the company shared a bit more info on the “hugely promising” pilot study mentioned last week.

The treatment was found to reduce symptoms of addiction as well as comorbid conditions like depression and anxiety. Some patients no longer qualified for a diagnosis of addiction after the ketamine therapy.

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“Hugely encouraging” ketamine study

Awakn Life Sciences Completes World’s First Ketamine Study For A Range Of Behavioral Addictions

Collectively, over a billion people struggle with Gambling Disorder, Internet Gaming Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder, and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour.

Researchers at Awakn Life Sciences (AWKN) completed the world’s first ketamine study for these behavioural addictions. The results were “hugely encouraging,” according to the CEO. 

While actual data is yet to be released, the promising early findings “merit a larger study and further exploration,” which the company is now pursuing.

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Make your New Year’s resolutions stick

Awakn Life Sciences Expands World’s First Ketamine Study Beyond Gambling Disorder To Include Additional Behavioral Addictions

Spent too much time gaming or had too much sex in 2021? 

We’re guessing you didn’t answer yes to both, but if you struggle with one of these things, ketamine therapy could help you make changes this year 😉

Awakn Life Sciences (AWKN) received ethics approval to expand its ketamine study. In addition to investigating Gambling Disorder, it will now cover three more behavioral addictions: Internet Gaming Disorder, Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, and Binge Eating Disorder.

The goal is to “harness a window in which the brain is able to make new connections” to create lasting behaviour changes. 

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