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This Party Drug May Soon Treat Depression

Clinical trials on ketamine now underway

(Newser) - A controversial party drug might become the first new treatment for depression in about 50 years, reports CNN . Clinical trials are underway focusing on ketamine or "Special K" and its reported ability to ease depression , particularly in those who don't respond to other treatments. Initially used as an... More »

New Treatment for Depression? 'Special K'

Study finds it can help with severe depression

(Newser) - You probably know ketamine, otherwise known as "special K," as a scary, powerful drug—a drug intended to be used as a tranquilizer that's turned into one for the party scene. But now it could be used to treat depression. Doctors in the UK tested the drug... More »

Club Drug 'Special K' Could Treat Depression

Study suggests drug for physical pain could treat psychological pain too

(Newser) - Doctors use it as an anesthetic and ravers use it to hallucinate, but a new study indicates that ketamine might have another trick up its sleeve: treating depression. A new study found that the drug the kids call "Special K" is effective at treating major depression compared to an... More »

Drug Users Worldwide Fall into 'K-Hole'

Ketamine remains legal in some places, but can cause severe problems

(Newser) - “Special K” isn’t part of the most important meal of the day. It’s part of a dangerous trend that’s seeing recreational drug users turn to ketamine, a substance commonly used as a horse tranquilizer, GlobalPost reports. In humans, ketamine induces a hallucinogenic, immobile state. “Everything... More »

Partying Brits High on 'Special K' Horse Drug

Cheap ketamine pushing aside cocaine

(Newser) - Horse tranquilizer "Special K" or ketamine has become one of the most popular illegal drugs in Britain, pushing aside cocaine, according to a crime survey. Ketamine—which can be swallowed, snorted, injected and smoked—can cause respiratory failure, but its low cost and reputation for being "safe" and... More »

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