• Ketamine infusion well-tolerated in small sample with mood disorders

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Samuel T. Wilkinson
    Researchers observed no long-term adverse effects in a small sample of patients with severe and treatment-resistant mood disorders who received ketamine infusions as clinical treatment.
    Although the response and remission rates after a four-infusion protocol were lower than those reported in most clinical trials, the small size and racial homogeneity of the study population limit the generalizability of these findings, according to data published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
    “Ketamine is being used as an off-label treatment for depression by an increasing
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