Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Seeking the Optimal Dose for Ketamine’s Short-Term Rapid Antidepressant Effects

Seeking the Optimal Dose for Ketamine’s Short-Term Rapid Antidepressant Effects

Although many studies in recent years have provided evidence that ketamine, an anesthetic drug, can provide rapid relief to people with deep depression, this research has not shed much light on what dose patients optimally should receive. And dosing is an important issue, since ketamine can generate serious side effects even at doses well below those used for anesthesia.