Webcast: The power of ketamine

Local psychiatrist has administered more than 1,000 infusions of drug to patients, 87% of whom have seen significant improvements

Palo Alto psychiatrist Rameen Ghorieshi joins Weekly journalists to discuss the potential of ketamine to treat severely depressed patients, who have seen remarkable results.

Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

Timestamps for topics discussed on video:

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• Background on ketamine (0:09)

• Esketamine, a ketamine nasal spray approved by the FDA (5:08

• Treatment process (9:03)

• Risks of ketamine (13:38)

• Future of ketamine (18:42)

Timestamps for topics discussed on podcast:

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• Background on ketamine (0:28)

• Esketamine, a ketamine nasal spray approved by the FDA (5:26)

• Treatment process (9:21)

• Risks of ketamine (13:55)

• Future of ketamine (18:59)

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