Could Laughing Gas Treat Your Depression?

December 15, 2014 2:27 AM

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Could laughing gas help to lower your depression? Otherwise known as ketamine, researchers at Washington University in St Louis, Mo., found that this mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen helped ease the pain and anxiety oftentimes associated with certain behavioral disorders.

For their research, the study authors worked to see if nitrous oxide, or a less addictive drug than ketamine with similar effects but less unforeseen side-effects, could help to provide the same relief.

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