Party drug ketamine can ease depression in hours and work for at least a week, experts claim

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Party drug ketamine can ease depression in hours and work for at least a week, experts claim



PARTY drug ketamine can ease depression in hours and work for at least a week, say experts.
The Class B tranquilliser restores faulty connections in brain circuits involved in mood.
Alamy Ketamine could help the battle against mental health
It may herald the first new pill for mental illness in more than 30 years.
Current treatments can take months to work.
New York-based Prof Conor Liston said the major challenge was “sustaining recovery after the initial treatment”.
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If you or a loved one are affected by mental health problems, or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123
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