Issue Date: May 9, 2016 | Web Date: May 5, 2016
Ketamine metabolite could inspire fast-acting antidepressants
Ketamine offers psychiatrists something that conventional antidepressants lack: speed. Most patients take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac or Zoloft for weeks to months before they feel any improvement. But a single dose of ketamine can act within hours.
Unfortunately, the compound, used for decades as an anesthetic, comes with some downsides, including the potential for abuse as a psychedelic . . .
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