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Clinical Predictors of an Antisuicidal Response to Ketamine

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Abstract

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Despite treatment efforts, the national suicide rate has increased in recent years. Currently, there are no pharmacological treatments for suicidal ideation (SI). For individuals experiencing a suicidal crisis, rapid acting medications may save lives. Recent studies suggest ketamine, a glutamate modulator, elicits rapid antisuicidal responses. We examined clinical factors that might predict ketamine’s antisuicidal response as a step towards understanding ketamine’s mechanism of action on suicidal thoughts.

Yarrington, J., Ballard, E., Luckenbaugh, D., Niciu, M., Lener, M., Kadriu, B., … & Zarate, C. (2017). 1004-Clinical Predictors of an Antisuicidal Response to Ketamine. Biological Psychiatry, 81(10), S406. 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.02.731
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