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The increased use of Ketamine to treat mental disorders

These glass capsules contain the drug ketamine.
Kevin Link/Science Source
Ketamine appears to restore faulty connections between brain cells, according to research performed in mice.

As the nation’s mental health crisis deepens, psychedelics and other unconventional therapies are being used to treat debilitating depression and other mental disorders.

One of those drugs is the sedative Ketamine, also known as Special K, a once popular club drug. Now it’s being used for therapy that some call life-saving, while others are wary.

Many of the treatments are not approved by the FDA.

We’ll look at the increased use of Ketamine and its potential benefits and dangers.


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