Ketamine Promising As Depression Treatment, Researchers Say.

TIME (7/27, Oaklander) reports on the prospects for ketamine to be a therapy for depression. Dr. Carlos Zarate, chief of the “experimental therapeutics and pathophysiology branch at the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the foremost researchers of ketamine,” said, “It’s been a paradigm shift, that now we can achieve rapid antidepressant effects. Now we know there’s something radically different.” But, “a task force from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) concluded in an issue of the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry that ketamine wasn’t ready to be widely used as a medication for treatment-resistant depression.”

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— “New Hope for Depression,” Mandy Oaklander, Time, July 27, 2017.

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