Ketamine as a Depression Treatment

Study Published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Researchers in the U.S. are impressed with how rapidly ketamine can treat depression and decided to look further into ketamine as a new generation of antidepressant. Because depression and related disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S., researchers are tirelessly working to find treatment options for these patients. Although many antidepressant options exist, researchers are still searching for treatment options that work more quickly and last longer. And ketamine could be the answer. Outcome This study concluded that ketamine provides a rapid improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other psychiatric conditions, which could lead to a better understanding of the biology of these disorders.

Hopefully, research will continue to be done to learn more about ketamine so that it can become available to more patients with treatment-resistant conditions. If you think ketamine could be a good option for you, contact us to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist today.
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