Anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an hour

Ground-breaking anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an HOUR Drug worked within an hour and 20 minutes – current anti-depressants take weeks to have an impact It works in a similar way to the Class C drug ketamine but without causing serious side-effectsHowever, the effects may be short-lived | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 13 December 2012 An experimental drug has been found to lift depression in just over an hour in people who haven't responded to other treatments.

Ketamine: Club drug "could offer almost instant remedy for severe depression"

Club drug ketamine 'could offer almost instant remedy for severe depression' Scientists have seen promising early results from a trial using single doses of ketamine Black dog: Exisiting anti-depressants take a few weeks to kick in, leaving suicidal patients at risk A prescription drug that is also used as a powerful horse tranquiliser could offer an almost instant remedy for people suffering from depression, say scientists.