Single infusions of ketamine have been used successfully to achieve improvement in depressed patients.
Ketamine as a Novel Antidepressant: From Synapse to Behavior
This article provides a concise overview of research findings that pertain to the effects of low-dose ketamine at the cellular, neurocircuitry and behavioral levels and describes an integrated model of the action of ketamine in…
Safety and Efficacy of Repeated-Dose Intravenous Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression
A single subanesthetic (intravenous) IV dose of ketamine might have rapid but transient antidepressant effects in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).
Rapid and Longer-Term Antidepressant Effects of Repeated Ketamine Infusions in Treatment-Resistant Major Depression
Ketamine is reported to have rapid antidepressant effects, however there is limited understanding of the time-course of ketamine effects beyond a single infusion.
Antidepressant Effects of Repeated Ketamine Infusions in Treatment-Resistant Major Depression
In the current report, we examined the pattern and durability of antidepressant effects of repeated ketamine infusions in a larger sample, inclusive of the original.
NMDA receptor blockade at rest triggers rapid behavioural antidepressant responses
Depressed patients report the alleviation of major depressive disorder symptoms within two hours of a single, low-dose intravenous infusion of ketamine, with effects lasting up to two weeks.
A Randomized Add-on Trial of an N-methyl-D-aspartate Antagonist in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression
Existing therapies for bipolar depression have a considerable lag of onset of action. Pharmacological strategies that produce rapid antidepressant effects—for instance, within a few hours or days—would have an enormous impact on patient care and…
Antidepressant efficacy of ketamine in treatment-resistant major depression: a two-site randomized controlled trial.
Ketamine, a glutamate N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, has shown rapid antidepressant effects, but small study groups and inadequate control conditions in prior studies have precluded a definitive conclusion.
New Hope for Depression
About 30% of all people with depression don’t respond adequately to the available treatments. That’s a dismal failure rate for a class of drugs designed to improve a person’s basic ability to function...
Efficacy of Ketamine in Bipolar Depression: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This study suggests that ketamine is effective in treatment-resistant bipolar depression and may reduce suicidal ideation and anhedonia.