Laughing Gas Might Be Used To Treat Patients With Severe Depression, Study

December 10, 2014 11:30 PM

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Laughing gas or Nitrous oxide, has indicated early pledge as a potential treatment for serious depression in patients whose symptoms don’t react to standard remedies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is accepted to be the first research in which patients with depression were given laughing gas.

In 20 patients who had treatment-resistant clinical depression, the analysts found that 2/3 encountered a change in signs after getting nitrous oxide. In contrast, 1/3 of the same patients reported enhanced symptoms after treatment with a placebo. The patients were assessed upon the arrival and day ...

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