Ketamine, Onetime Party Drug, May Be ‘Miracle’ Cure for Severe Depression
A onetime party drug, ketamine, is being tested by researchers at the National Institutes of Health as a treatment for severe depression and has been used by a growing number of facilities across America.
The benefits of the drug have been touted for years even as it was used outside facilities as a recreational drug, or even a date rape tool.
WebMD reported in 2014 that in a handful of clinics across the country, people who weren’t helped by standard treatments would receive infusions to ease their depression.
“The benefits I’ve seen are pretty impressive, and the data are very strong,” said New York-based psychiatrist Kyle Lapidus, MD, PhD., at the time.Read More