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Ketamine is an emerging agent for the rapid treatment of depression.

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Title of Book and Edition:

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 10th Edition

Author:

DiPiro JT, et al, eds.

Chapter number/chapter title:

Chapter 68: Major Depressive Disorder

Location of Update in the chapter:

Treatment, Pharmacologic Therapy

 

Content Update

April 28, 2018

Use of Ketamine for Improving Suicidal Ideation: Ketamine is an emerging agent for the rapid treatment of depression. None of the other available antidepressants are effective for rapid relief of suicidal thoughts in patients with depression. Results from a randomized clinical trial suggest that adjunctive use of ketamine was more effective than midazolam in reducing clinically significant suicidal ideation.

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Michael Weitz

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