03 August 2010

Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder

But improvement from anesthetic infusion was only significant for three days, researchers found

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Ketamine acts on the brain's glutamatergic system, which plays a role in information processing and memory formation. Recent research suggests that dysfunction in this brain system may contribute to bipolar disorder, noted Dr. Nancy Diazgranados and colleagues at the U.S. National Institute of Health.


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