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Can ketamine be used as an anti-depressant?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ketamine ; MDD

Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for people with severe treatment-resistant depression.
http://tinyurl.com/l76qma8 it can induce dissociation and hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: there can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off.

In brief: Ketamine ; MDD

Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for people with severe treatment-resistant depression.
http://tinyurl.com/l76qma8 it can induce dissociation and hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: there can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is a form of ketamine being researched that may work as an antidepressant.

In brief: Yes

There is a form of ketamine being researched that may work as an antidepressant.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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