An Old Drug Giving Depression Sufferers New Hope

An Old Drug Giving Depression Sufferers New Hope


It’s an old drug, that may soon have a new
use. I’m Jennifer Dodd and this is a DailyRX minute.
It turns out ketamine, an anesthesia medication, may also be useful in treating major depression
in patients needing rapid relief from their symptoms.
The results of a small trial, involving less than 100 patients, showed that ketamine helped
the majority of the participants within 24 hours, and the results lasted as long as seven
days in some cases. Contact your doctor if you’re experiencing
symptoms of depression. For dailyRx TV, I’m Jennifer Dodd.

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