Wednesday, 28.10.2020

Samuel Gershon: Ketamine, the "new" breakthrough in the trestment of Depression

Ken Gillman’s comment

 

        You might be interested to know that one of the very first threads in the history of the story of ketamine started here in the backwoods of North Queensland at the Mackay Base Hospital (public hospital) some 20 years ago, when one of the anaesthetists decided he would try treating depression and tried to get a clinical trial going.

        As you might imagine the local ethics committee was more or less a notional entity and had no competence to adjudicate on the matter. I advised them to consult with the Professor of neurology in Brisbane (and declined to be involved) and followed the developments.  I have been interested in the ketamine story ever since

 

December 19, 2019