Ketamine for Low Mood States in the ER

The investigators hope to see if a commonly used drug such as ketamine could help depressed ER patients feel better and improve their mood quickly.

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Status Completed
Start date 04 January 2010
End date 12 January 2010
Chance of happening 100%
Phase Phase I
Design Open
Type Interventional
Generation First
Participants 14
Sex All
Age 18- 99
Therapy No

Trial Details

Rapid-onset antidepressants could have important clinical impact if their benefits extended to Emergency Department (ED) patients. We hope to explore the preliminary feasibility, tolerability and efficacy of single-dose, intravenous (IV) ketamine in depressed ED patients who presented with suicide ideation (SI). The manuscript (article) for this study has been retracted because Yale University conducted an investigation that determined that the description of the research was not accurate. The article misrepresents both the protocol-specified doses and the actual delivered doses of ketamine.

NCT Number NCT01209845

Sponsors & Collaborators

Yale University
The Yale Psychedelic Science Group was established in 2016.

Measures Used

Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
A ten-item diagnostic questionnaire used to measure the severity of depressive symptoms in patients with mood disorders.

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