When Laura Hely’s psychiatrist told her about a Washington University-based study related to depression, Hely didn’t hesitate to sign on to participate. After trying many medications and other treatment methods over the years to no avail, she was “desperate for anything that might help” her own condition. And so several years ago, she agreed to […]
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Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression
A single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — significantly improved symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression, according to new data from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Chicago. In a phase 2 clinical […]
Depressed patients see quality of life improve with nerve stimulation
Study focuses on people not treated effectively with antidepressants From the WashU School of Medicine News… People with depression who are treated with nerve stimulation experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their depression symptoms don’t completely subside, according to results of a national study led by researchers at Washington University School of […]
Can laughing gas help deter suicide?
Researchers studying use of nitrous oxide for patients hospitalized for suicide risk From the WashU Newsroom… Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are studying the use of nitrous oxide — laughing gas — as a treatment for patients who are hospitalized due to suicidal thoughts. They are investigating using the gas as […]