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Esketamine Is A New Medication For Treatment-Resistant Depression, But It's Not For Everyone

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Mar 14, 2019 5:24 PM 1+ mon ago

Esketamine Is A New Medication For Treatment-Resistant Depression, But Its Not For Everyone

For people struggling with depression, standard antidepressants like SSRIs or SNRIs don't always offer relief. In fact, research shows that one-third of depression patients have experienced no improvements while taking oral antidepressants, a problem known as "treatment-resistant depression." Last week, the FDA approved esketamine, a new medication specifically aimed at those with treatment-resistant depression, marking the first time a new antidepressant has been approved in the U.S. in 30 years.

The drug, a chemical cousin to the anesthetic ketamine, targets a different set of brain chemicals than traditional SSRIs, according to The Washington Post. Esketamine doesn't just have the potential to help patients who haven't benefited from traditional antidepressants; it may also improve symptoms much faster than other medications. In fact, clinical trials have shown that some patients using esketamine experienced an initial reduction of depressive symptoms in two hours, ...

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