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Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Jan 27, 2022

Esketamine is the first non-monoaminergic based medication which is FDA approved and indicated for treatment refractory depression. A longer duration of undertreated depression is associated with poor longitudinal functional outcomes. Instead of cycling patients through monoaminergic antidepressant trials and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, according to Dr. Kitay, providers should consider treatments like esketamine much sooner in the treatment course.

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