Ketamine for Treatment of Depression – Ted Talks

So, how does a drug like ketamine, in use for over 50 years, get discovered as a treatment for depression and other mood disorders? Interestingly, drugs throughout history are “repurposed” to help different conditions than for what they were created. In the link below, Rebecca Brachman presents an engaging TED Talks presentation about how the common anesthetic ketamine can be used as a novel treatment for mood disorders. As a neuroscientist, she presents direct evidence from her research about this exciting new use for ketamine.

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