May 8, 2019
Last month the F.D.A. approved the use of esketamine as an antidepressant for individuals that have tried at least two other treatments for depression. Esketamine is the first ketamine-derived medicine, meaning that it is molecularly part of ketamine. At NMHIC, we have been aware of the use of ketamine for depression, but for a majority of the population this is surprising use case.