Surprising Depression Treatments Show Promise

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Jon Hamilton, science correspondent, NPR
Gerard Sanacora, professor of psychiatry, Yale University

Traditional antidepressants like Prozac are widely used to treat depression by boosting serotonin levels, which researchers have long believed are at the root of depression. Research shows that other drugs, including ketamine — also known by its street name, Special K — may be more effective.

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