• Ketamine benefits neurocognition in depression with suicidal ideation

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Ketamine improved neurocognitive outcomes at 24 hours among patients with depression and suicidal ideation, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
    “Intravenous ketamine, an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist, has robust therapeutic effects on both depression and suicidal ideation within hours to days in some depressed patients,” John G. Keilp, PhD, of the department of molecular imaging and neuropathology at New York State Psychiatric Institute, and colleagues wrote. “However, its impact on neurocognition, particularly aspects of
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