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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do i know when will ketamine be available for depression?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Bloom
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Unlikely ever: Ketamine is not a particularly good drug for depression and has very strong effects that make normal functioning almost impossible. It is doubtful it will ever be approved as indicated for the treatment of depression.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Still in progress: Research studies are ongoing for use of IV ketamine infusions in treatment-resistant depression, such as: http://www.Clinicaltrials.Gov/show/nct00088699 which is not complete until april 2014. Some are ongoing through 2017. These are all done in highly specialized clinics, and does not equate to recreational use of ketamine. Limiting factor is that so far, infusion results only last a few days.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Will ketamine be available to treat depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Good Chance: Ketamine is currently being studied in clinical trials, and there have been some promising results. The clinical approval process takes quite a bit of time, and ketamine will be looked closely to try to be as clear as possible regarding possible risks.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2020

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