Ketamine Offers Answers in the Fight Against Depression
Mental Health Depression Ketamine

Ketamine Offers Answers in the Fight Against Depression

Dr. Kiran McCloskey
Dr. Kiran McCloskey

In 10 seconds? Ketamine is a powerful treatment for depression, but its mechanisms and side effects are not well-understood. By studying how ketamine fights depression, researchers are trying to create faster and more effective antidepressants.

What’s the good news? Ketamine is a relatively new treatment that can reduce depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and feelings – especially in people who don’t respond to more traditional antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft (which is known as “treatment-resistant depression”). Just one dose of ketamine can reduce depression in a single day, and this effect can last over a week!

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