Peter Nagele is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago
November 19th, 2021, 10:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern / 19:00h MEZ
The discovery that anesthetic agents like ketamine and nitrous oxide provide rapid and lasting improvement in major depression is considered as one of the most important findings in depression research in the last 50 years. In this talk, we will discuss the history of this discovery and highlight the latest findings.
Peter Nagele is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He has studied the neuropharmacology of nitrous oxide and other anesthetic gases for more than 20 years. His team discovered the antidepressant effects of nitrous oxide in patients with treatment-resistant major depression: