I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week


Front Psychiatry


The Multivariate Effect of Ketamine on PTSD: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Du R, Han R, Niu K, Xu J, Zhao Z, Lu G, Shang Y
Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:813103.
PMID: 35356723.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious stress-related disorder caused by traumatic experiences. However, identifying a key therapy that can be used for PTSD treatment remains difficult. Ketamine, a well-known dissociative anesthetic, is considered safe to be used in anesthesia, pain management, and antidepressant actions since 1970. At present, it is still controversial whether PTSD can be treated with ketamine. The authors performed a meta-analysis to determine whether the use of perioperative ketamine lowers the incidence of PTSD.