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Vice News: The Experimental Ketamine Cure For Depression

Could the club drug, ketamine, be the best hope for curing chronic depression? Every year millions of Americans struggle with major depression, but 30% of these people don’t get any better on anti-depressants. However, low dose ketamine infusions can offer complete relief from depressive thoughts and feelings in as little as 1-2 hours.

How Ketamine Cures Depression: The Science Behind It

Like many other drugs, ketamine has multiple effects rendering it suitable for various indications including anesthesia, sedation, acute and chronic pain relief and treatment of therapy-resistant depression.

Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours

Carlos Zarate, M.D., speeds up treatment for major depression at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program (IRP). Dr. Zarate is Chief of the Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch and the Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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