Treatments for severe depression could include nitrous oxide

December 10, 2014 7:52 AM

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Treatments for severe depression could include nitrous oxide

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide could be used as a treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don't respond to normal therapies.

According to a pilot study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which is believed to be the first research, patients with depression were given laughing gas and the results showed early promises of treating depression.

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