Ketamine treatment for depression gaining popularity in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Doctors across the country are turning to widely-known anesthetic and party drug ketamine to treat patients with severe depression.

Ketamine was approved as a general anesthetic in 1970 by the FDA.

It also has a local connection. It was developed by a Detroit-based drug company, and the first human use of the drug was at the University of Michigan Hospital in 1965.

Experts said the substance can have a significant impact on those living with mental disorders when given in a controlled setting. READ MORE


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