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Laughing gas shows promise for treatment-resistant depression, small trial finds

Laughing gas has been used to dull pain in dental offices and maternity units for more than a century, and researchers now think the gas, called nitrous oxide, may effectively treat depression when other therapies have failed.
4 months ago|New York, United States

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Laughing Gas For Depression: Nitrous Oxide Treatment Provides Fast, Effective Results

Many people may know nitrous oxide or laughing gas from when it's given during medical procedures to help manage their pain. New research found that it may also be an effective treatment for depression.

4 months ago|United States
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Lower and safer doses of laughing gas relieve treatment-resistant depression in phase 2 trial

A single one-hour treatment with nitrous oxide -- also known as laughing gas -- can relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression for several weeks, according to a phase 2 clinical trial involving 28 participants.

4 months ago|Washington, United States
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Laughing gas could help to treat those suffering severe depression

Laughing gas could be used to treat severe forms of depression, a clinical trial has suggested.Patients whose depression had not been alleviated by other drugs reported improvements after monthly

4 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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Laughing gas shows promise for treatment-resistant depression, small trial finds

Nearly one-third of people with depression don't respond to widely available treatments, highlighting the need for medications that work in different ways.

4 months ago|United States
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Study finds breathing in laughing gas can help reduce depression symptoms

A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis found that the effects of inhaling nitrous oxide gas, which is better known as laughing gas, can help reduce the symptoms of depression.

4 months ago|Denver, United States
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Can Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) Help People With Treatment-Resistant Depression?

A small study of 20 patients found that a single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide was nearly as effective as 50% nitrous oxide at rapidly relieving symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, with fewer adverse effects. Treatment effects lasted 2-4 weeks.

4 months ago|United States
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Study Finds Low Doses of "Laughing Gas" a Fast, Effective Treatment for Severe Depression

In a phase 2 clinical trial, researchers found a one-hour inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas improved depression symptoms for over two weeks. A new study at the University of Chicago Medicine and Washington University found that a single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas wa

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The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial

Although structured psychological treatments are recommended as first-line interventions for depression, only a small fraction of people globally rece…

4 months ago|Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Low doses of 'laughing gas' could be fast, effective treatment for severe depression

4 months ago|Washington, United States
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Small Doses of 'Laughing Gas' Show Promise as Depression Treatment

Psychoactive drugs, historically taken at parties, are increasingly looking to be suitable tools for treating mental illness.

4 months ago|Australia
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