Depression Disorder Therapy Breakthrough
Depression afflicts 16 million Americans and for one-third of the patients with depression don’t get better because the drugs don’t really work. With nearly 43,000 suicides a year, there has been a need for a really effective treatment.
There hasn’t been a major depression-drug breakthrough in nearly 30 years.
A surprising rediscovery drug commonly used for anesthesia called Ketamine is bringing hope. It may have the ability to ease depression fast. Ketamine has also shown promise in putting an end to suicidal thoughts.
The results are overwhelmingly favorable. Studies indicated that 70 percent of patients with treatment-resistant depression saw an improvement in symptoms within 24 hours of receiving ketamine.
For the first time, there is hope for the severely depressed patients that require more rapid response or have failed medication options.