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“Party Drug” Repurposed for Resistant Major Depression

The anesthetic drug ketamine has a reputation as an illicit party drug due to its hallucinogenic effects. However, research now shows that ketamine has rapid antidepressant effects and could be effective for those who aren’t helped by standard treatments for major depression. In an optimized study design, intravenous ketamine improved depression severity in 64% of treatment-resistant patients 24 […]