New Compound to Treat Depression (image) American Society of Anesthesiologists Caption Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat symptoms of depression just as effectively and rapidly as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects associated with the psychoactive drug. Credit Illustration: A. Johnson, Vivo Visuals. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.