June 28, 2023

Ketamine treatment for depression gaining popularity in US

Dr. Sagar Parikh was interviewed for this CBS Detroit story

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"Because it's an old drug, it's actually not very regulated," said Parikh. "For instance, any physician can prescribe it for any reason. There are risks involved with both IV and intranasal ketamine, the two main ways that it's given. And these risks include matching the wrong patient to the treatment. Right now \, the research only supports giving people with serious clinical depression IV or intranasal ketamine."