This Popular Recreational Drug Can Rapidly Treat Depression and Reduce Suicidal Thoughts: New Study

The scientists found that those who had taken it reported significantly decreased suicidal thoughts and reduced depressive symptoms at four hours and 24 hours after administration.

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Ketamine is best known for being a popular recreational drug and a powerful medical anesthetic, but an increasing body of research is showing that the compound may also be effective in treating psychiatric disorders, such as depression.

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