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Category: Depression

Esketamine: What You Need To Know About Breakthrough The Nasal Spray

There’s tons of excitement in psychiatry after the US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recently backed esketamine, an intranasal form of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. This is an exciting and hopeful advancement because there hasn’t been a different pharmacologic depression treatment target approved by the agency in decades (Think: Prozac’s arrival in 1986). Like any new drug, the excitement and hope surrounding esketamine needs to be weighed by risks and benefits. Here are a few things you need to know about esketamine.

How Does Ketamine Relieve Depression?

How does ketamine act in the treatment of depression? Researchers are still exploring this relatively new treatment.  Below you will find an outline of our current understanding of how ketamine relieves depression.

Ketamine and Depression: An Introduction

Ketamine has received a lot of press in recent years, and has been hailed as a groundbreaking treatment for several psychiatric illnesses. This is the first in a series of articles that examines ketamine with a particular focus on its potential as a treatment for major depression.