Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits

The anesthetic ketamine can relieve depression in hours and keep it at bay for a week or more.

Read this NPR article demonstrating how ketamine is an effective treatment for depression
Read this NPR article demonstrating how ketamine is an effective treatment for depression

Now scientists have found hints about how ketamine works in the brain.

Ketamine seemed to be repairing brain circuits that had been damaged by stress.

That finding suggested one way that ketamine could be relieving depression in people. But it didn’t explain how ketamine could work so quickly.

Read the full article from NPR here.

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