Ketamine powerfully affects the anatomy of the brain. It’s possible to see the change just by studying rodent brain cells
It’s often said that depression results from a chemical imbalance, but that figure of speech doesn’t capture how complex the disease is. Research suggests that depression doesn’t spring from simply having too much or too little of certain brain chemicals.
Living with Major Depression is a complicated issue. Most people are aware of the psychological symptoms associated with this debilitating disease. However, there are physical symptoms also.
People with treatment resistant depression are more likely to suffer injury or death than those who are well treated for their depression. A study from the Journal of Affective disorders showed that patients with treatment resistant depression have a 35% higher rate of death from all causes.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN : Ketamine May Be An Effective Treatment for Depression and Thoughts of Suicide
An experimental nasal spray, which has a compound similar to the “club drug” ketamine, has been recommended as a new depression treatment by an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday.