CNN: “Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts”

In this CNN story, Ben Tinker and Dr. Sanjay Gupta explore the use of ketamine therapy for severe, treatment resistant depression and suicidal ideation:

 

Kane explained that ketamine works in depressed patients by growing synapses in areas of the brain that have atrophied, namely the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. “If you think of it like a tree that loses its leaves in wintertime, ketamine helps grow those leaves back,” he said. “It doesn’t necessarily have to grow an entire new branch or an entire new tree. It just has to sprout new leaves.”
 

Check out the full story here.

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