Study: Slow Release Ketamine Tablets Effective in Treating Severe Depression

Study: Slow Release Ketamine Tablets Effective in Treating Severe Depression

Depression is a serious mental health problem that affects millions of people. Traditional treatments, like antidepressants and therapy, often don’t work for everyone. But now, there’s a new option: slow-release ketamine tablets, which are often used in at-home ketamine treatments. This article explains the research behind this new treatment, how it works, and why it could be a game-changer for people with severe depression.

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The Promise of Ketamine Tablets for Depression

The Science Behind Slow-Release Ketamine Tablets

Slow-release ketamine tablets are designed to release the drug slowly into the bloodstream. This keeps a steady level of the drug in the body and avoids the “high” feeling that can come with ketamine. This way, patients get the benefits without feeling strange.

Clinical Trials and Their Findings

A recent study by the University of New South Wales and the Black Dog Institute tested slow-release ketamine tablets on 168 patients with severe depression. The patients were divided into five groups: four got different doses of ketamine, and one got a placebo. The results were promising. The group with the highest dose had a big drop in depression symptoms compared to the placebo group.

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How Effective Are Ketamine Tablets?

The study used a tool called the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) to measure how well the tablets worked. Patients in the highest dose group had a 14-point drop in their MADRS scores, while the placebo group had an 8-point drop. This shows that slow-release ketamine tablets can really help people with severe depression.

Safety and Tolerability

One of the best things about slow-release ketamine tablets is that they are safe. By releasing the drug slowly, the tablets reduce the risk of side effects like feeling “high.” This makes them a good option for taking at home without needing a doctor to watch over you.

Comparing Ketamine Tablets to Other Treatments

While traditional treatments like antidepressants and therapy are still important, ketamine tablets offer a new option for people who don’t respond to these methods. Compared to IV ketamine, the tablet form is easier to use and more accessible.

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The Future of Ketamine in Depression Treatment

The success of slow-release ketamine tablets in studies is a big step forward. Future research will look at the long-term effects of these tablets, how well they work for different people, and how they compare to other forms of ketamine, like nasal sprays and injections.

Personal Experiences and Testimonials

Many people who have tried ketamine tablets report feeling much better. These personal stories show how powerful ketamine tablets can be and give hope to those struggling with severe depression.

Healing Maps Editorial Staff

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The Healing Maps Editorial Team has decades of experience across all facets of the psychedelic industry. From assessing studies and clinic research, to working with clinician's and clinics, we help provide data-backed information to psychedelic-curious individuals across the globe.

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