Ketamine praised for speedily alleviating depression

Patients in Israel report a fast reaction and improvement in their feeling within two or so hours of receiving treatment
Haaretz (Israel)
Monday, January 26, 2015

An increasing number of Israeli psychiatrists have started using ketamine as part of the medical treatment for depression and chronic pain. This follows a series of studies worldwide that found it to be effective and very fast at treating manic depression and suicidal tendencies without significant side effects. At present, there are several studies being conducted here to examine the use of ketamine to fight depression. (See also: Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND)