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Ketamine Can Treat Patients With Severe Depression, Study Says [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 10, 2017 11:30 AM EDT

Ketamine is known as a party drug. A recent study indicates that the said party drug can be used to treat depression. The treatment must be done with controlled prescription and there needs to be more research done regarding the study for depression medication.

Ketamine can be beneficial to patients who have been suffering from severe depression it can be that patients will be given ketamine depression treatment in the future. The experts from Oxford University recently released a study that the drug can be used to treat patients with depression, according to the CBC News. This needs to be with the right and controlled prescription from the experts.

The study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry indicated that there is an urgent need to prescribed ketamine to patients with depression under certain conditions. The prescription needs to be controlled and given accordingly.

Rupert McShane, a consultant psychiatrist, and researcher at Oxford shared that ketamine has worked with patients with depression. The results have not been found from other prescribed drug for depression medication before.

Ketamine is a drug used for pain reliever and is an anesthetic drug. However, the same drug is also used by some for recreation. It has been known to be a party drug for many years. Recently, the study indicated that severely depressed patients can be treated with this party drug.

It is indicated that the treatment of ketamine for depressed patients is given in controlled conditions. This is not the same as the intake of those who use the drug as a recreational one. There are already several doctors that are using the drug to treat patients with depression.

Despite the positive results of ketamine to severely depressed individuals, more research is needed in order to find out better ways of using the anesthetic drug, as reported by Yahoo News. It has been used to patients who have been treated but were resistant to the drugs previously used.

Depression is an illness and is affecting people in different ways. There have been several drugs and therapies dedicated to treating the illness. Ketamine is the latest drug that can treat patients with depression in the future.

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