(By Jon Hamilton for NPR)
The anesthetic ketamine can relieve depression in hours and keep it at bay for a week or more.
Now scientists have found hints about how ketamine works in the brain.
In mice, the drug appears to quickly improve the functioning of certain brain circuits involved in mood, an international team reported Thursday in the journal Science. Then, hours later, it begins to restore faulty connections between cells in these circuits. Continue reading article here…
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