Published: 2019-03-22 11:43 | Updated: 2019-03-22 11:43

What's the mechanism of action for ketamine in treatment of depression?

Johan Lundberg, foto: CSN.Ketamine has very rapid onset in treatment of depression. However, it has also other effects that may limit it from making a big difference for the burden of disease caused by depression world wide. In a molecular imaging study performed by Johan Lundbergs group the mechanism of action of ketamine in depressed patients, in order to pave the way for other, even better treatment options.

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