Efficacy And Tolerability Of Sub-Anesthetic Ketamine In Postpartum Depression

  • STATUS
    Not Recruiting
  • participants needed
    10
  • sponsor
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Updated on 15 June 2021
ketamine
anxiety
fatigue
psychosis
antidepressants
depressed mood
depressive episode
ssri
perinatal depression

Summary

Postpartum depression is a non-psychotic major or minor depressive episode that occurs during pregnancy or within 12 months of post-partum period. The nature of symptoms is same as depressive episode characterized by depressed mood, anxiety, sleep difficulties, suicidal thoughts, tiredness and diminished interest in pleasurable activities. Severe maternal depression affects children by increasing the risk of emotional and behavioral and physical health problems and cognitive difficulties. Thus early screening and intervention is critical in reducing the negative impact of PND in the mother and child, family and the community.

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and antidepressant efficacy of sub-anesthetic dose of intravenous ketamine in perinatal depression.

Details
Condition Postpartum depression
Treatment Ketamine 0.5 mg/kg, Ketamine 0.2 mg/kg
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04011592
SponsorThe University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Last Modified on15 June 2021

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