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New Depression Treatment So Obvious You Won’t Believe It’s NEVER Been Tried Before - nitrous oxide(laughing gas)
The research, conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first ever to give laughing gas to people with depression.
Of the 20 patients with treatment-resistant depression in the study, two-thirds were significantly improved after inhaling nitrous oxide, while only one-third improved after breathing a placebo gas.
Dr. Charles R. Conway, one of the study’s authors, explained:
“When they received nitrous oxide, many of the patients reported a rapid and significant improvement.While the study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, only tested people on the day they were given the nitrous oxide and the next day; anecdotally, patients reported feeling better up to a week later (Nagele et al., 2014).
Although some patients also reported feeling better after breathing the placebo gas, it was clear that the overall pattern observed was that nitrous oxide improved depression above and beyond the placebo.
Most patients who improved reported that they felt better only two hours after treatment with nitrous oxide.
That compares with at least two weeks for typical oral antidepressants to exert their beneficial, antidepressant effects.”
Patients were given a mixture of half nitrous oxide and half oxygen — the same ratio used by dentists.
The advantages of the drug are that it acts quickly, has few side-effects and leaves the body quickly.