How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain’s “anti-reward” center
19Feb

A breakthrough study has revealed the potential mechanism behind how ketamine rapidly relieves symptoms of depression

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic properties, have been a booming topic of research over the past few years. Anecdotal evidence of the drug’s effects have been so strong that “ketamine clinics” have popped up all over the US, delivering experimental treatments to patients for hundreds of dollars a dose. Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have now uncovered exciting new insights into a mechanism that may finally explain how ketamine has such a rapid anti-depressant effect.

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