Depression is a very real issue for millions of people and in many cases it is essentially crippling. Many people are simply unable to overcome the depression and the problem continues to compound itself until something is done to fix it. Because of this doctors are always working to develop new and innovative ways to combat depression and it looks like they may have finally found a quick treatment for depression.
Doctors and researchers say that current medications for depression are effective but they’re not as fast as many patients would like or need. Because of this doctors have begun testing with other drugs and now it looks like a popular and dangerous underground drug may actually be the miracle drug needed for depression.
Ketamine, more commonly known as Special K, was originally developed as an anesthetic but upon use it immediately became clear that it has significant effects on a patient’s mood. Because of this it quickly became popular on the black market and became highly controlled. Recently though researchers began to test it as a potential depression drug and so far the results are incredibly promising. Doctors say that the same chemicals that made the drug popular on the black market also help treat depression rapidly which might make it exactly what so many doctors and patients have been eagerly searching for for the past few years. Final testing is still underway but many doctors are hopeful that it will be put into use sometime soon.