Making an Impact with Novel Rapidly-Acting Agents in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Matthew Macaluso, DO

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September 12, 2022

Matthew Macaluso, DO, recounts the transformation of a patient who was struggling with major depressive disorder and benefited from treatment with a novel rapidly-acting intranasal formulation of the drug esketamine.

Dr Macaluso notes the rapid and profound improvement over the course of a few weeks, which was visible to the resident attending Dr Macaluso — who did not even recognize the patient after treatment with esketamine. The emergence of novel rapidly-acting agents in the treatment landscape of patients with major depressive disorder truly represents a new and impactful approach.

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