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Title: Exploring the effects of acute sub-anaesthetic ketamine on cognitive function
Author: Trotman, Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 7964 8546
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2018
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Part 1 of this thesis is a qualitative narrative systematic literature review which examines how the administration of acute sub-anaesthetic ketamine affects cognitive function in non-healthy patients in medical and psychiatric settings. Ten studies were included in the review, and study quality, the effect of ketamine on cognition, and ketamine's effect on the medical and psychiatric problems identified is discussed. Part 2 describes a study of chronic pain patients receiving either acute subanaesthetic intravenous ketamine or lidocaine. It measures participant pain and cognitive performance before and after drug administration, and explores the relationships between pain, cognition and the drugs administered. This was a joint project carried out by two UCL Doctorate in Clinical Psychology trainees. The partner project evaluates the effect of ketamine on mood. All work was completed jointly by the two researchers. Finally, Part 3 of this thesis, the Critical Appraisal, discusses the process of completing this piece of research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.779154  DOI: Not available
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