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Esketamine receives US FDA approval for treatment-resistant depression

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The US FDA (MD, USA) has recently approved a new antidepressant termed, Spravato™ (esketamine) nasal spray, along with an oral antidepressant, for treatment-resistant depression in adults.

Spravato is the first major new depression treatment to be approved by the FDA since Prozac hit the market more than 30 years ago, according to a report from the NPR.

People are considered to have treatment-resistant depression if they have tried at least two antidepressant treatments in an episode, for an adequate duration with an adequate dose, but have not responded to the treatment.

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