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Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn't approved for depression. This sort of "off-label" prescribing is legal.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The fact that Prozac and ketamine act on different neurotransmitters simply underscores the problem that none understands depression. High-dose fish oil also has a significant impact on depression as does improved gut health.  This is a case of drug industry “faking it until they understand it”.  Perhaps the ideal form is some form of ketamine for short-term treatment coupled with high-dose fish oil for long-term treatment.

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