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Antidepressant use continues to rise yet the jury is still out on the drugs' effectiveness for the most common forms of depression, writes Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell.

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Ketamine may be useful as an antidepressant in urgent situations – where the patient is seriously depressed and acutely suicidal – and where other treatments have failed, writes Colleen Loo.

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At least one in three patients with depression won’t respond well to a series of treatments and specialists in the field have joined together to outline practical treatments to tackle the issue.