Laughing Gas nitrous oxide a helpful agent in Depression treatment, finds study

December 10, 2014 11:07 AM

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In a new study, researchers have asserted that patients with treatment-resistant clinical depression improved significantly within a day or two of being administered with nitrous oxide. The study included 20 patients, who were suffering from depression. They were administered with the laughing gas, and two-thirds of them showed improvement within a day of the process.

However, there was no improvement seen on one third of the participants. Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted the research.

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