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Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy Good for Treatment-Resistant Depression?

About 10 to 20 percent of people suffering from depression meet the diagnostic criteria for treatment-resistant depression. Within the past ten years, scientists have discovered the important role glutamate an amino acid of the central nervous system, plays in mood regulation. Currently, ketamine has demonstrated effectiveness for a major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). However, there are emerging concerns about ketamine’s optimal dose and the frequency of administration. What is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)? Major depressive disorder is debilitating and associated with frequent relapse, persistent psychosocial and functional impairment. MDD is one of the most common types of disability in the world and is associated with an increased risk of suicidal...

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