Ketamine: A Breakthrough Therapy for Treatment-resistant Depression?

The drug, an anesthetic, has banished depression for days, weeks, or months in individuals who did not respond to other therapies.

Ketamine, a drug long used as a general anesthetic, is getting new attention these days as a medication for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and pointing the way to new approaches to depression treatment. Currently, as many as 33 percent of people with major depressive disorder fail to respond to antidepressant drugs despite multiple medication attempts. Rapid […]

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