FDA Approves Nasal Spray For Depression

Despite dealing with coronavirus and which hand sanitizers are safe and which ones are not, the Food and Drug Administration has done something that should help millions of people who battle depression.

The FDA has approved a new treatment for depression that helps curb any suicidal thoughts in patients. It's actually not another pill or shot but rather a nasal spray called "Spravato" and has been approved as antidepressant medication. The interesting thing is it's the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms in people with serious suicidal thoughts within 24 hours of taking it.

According to the drug's maker, researchers believe Spravato can also rapidly reduce symptoms of depression. The company says it does not know if Spravato is effective in preventing suicide, and is not a substitute for hospitalization and clinical treatments.

Source: NPR

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