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Ketamine for depression: the highs and lows

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Abstract

Long used as an anaesthetic and analgesic, most people familiar with ketamine know of it for this purpose. Others know it as a party drug that can give users an out-of-body experience, leaving them completely disconnected from reality. Less well known is its growing off-label use in the USA for depression, in many cases when other options have been exhausted.

Kirby, T. (2015). Ketamine for depression: the highs and lows. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2(9), 783-784. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00392-2
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