Current Psychiatry Reports

, 16:527 | Cite as

Proceed with Caution: Off-label Ketamine Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder

  • Dominic Sisti
  • Andrea G. Segal
  • Michael E. Thase
Mood Disorders (JF Greden, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Mood Disorders

Abstract

Ketamine offers a promising new option for the treatment of depression, but its increasing off-label use is ethically and clinically inappropriate at the moment.

Keywords

Ketamine Depression Ethics Consent Safety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Sisti
    • 1
  • Andrea G. Segal
    • 1
  • Michael E. Thase
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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