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August 29, 2018 - NPR

Ketamine, A Promising Depression Treatment, Seems To Act Like An Opioid

Ketamine, A Promising Depression Treatment, Seems To Act Like An Opioid

A new study suggests that ketamine, an increasingly popular treatment for depression, has something in common with drugs like fentanyl and oxycodone.

The small study found evidence that ketamine's effectiveness with depression, demonstrated in many small studies over the past decade, comes from its interaction with the brain's opioid system.

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