Surprising Depression Treatments Show Promise

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Chris Stephens, 28, who has been battling depression all of his life, plays with his dogs at home in Concord, Calif., on Friday. After a dose of ketamine, Stephens says, "I actually wanted to do things. I wanted to live life." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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'I Wanted To Live': New Depression Drugs Offer Hope For Toughest Cases

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Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for decades. It's also a widely popular but illegal club drug known as "Special K." When administered in low doses, patients report a rapid reduction in depression symptoms. Huw Golledge/flickr hide caption

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Could A Club Drug Offer 'Almost Immediate' Relief From Depression?

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Stem Cell Eye Therapy Shows Promise

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The antidepressant Prozac selectively targets the chemical serotonin. Paul S. Howell/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn't The Whole Story

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Be Here Now: Meditation For The Body And Brain

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Some patients with PTSD suffer recurring nightmares of a single event. /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Ending Nightmares Caused By PTSD

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A Doctor Tells All in 'Confessions Of A Surgeon'

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Classes Teach Soldiers To Be 'Army Strong'

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Playwright Battles For Injured Vets On Stage

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One Scholar's Take On The Power of The Placebo

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