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Ketamine ‘exciting’ depression therapy

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This came up on the BBC News App and it looks interesting.

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The illegal party drug, ketamine, is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.
The responses were dramatic. Now, this is not an immediately practical therapy for office practice – IV administration and a bunch of other factors – but it might be useful as a diagnostic aid in refractory depression, plus possibly spur some offshoots.