Ketamine is an anaesthetic and also a pain-management drug, it’s mainly used as a horse tranquilizer and is not approved by the FDA. It can have hallucinogenic effects and invoke feelings of detachment – a floaty, out-of-body type experience. Ketamine’s a class B drug, so recreational use can get you into considerable trouble with the law…However it has been trialled as a short-term treatment for severe depression and there seem to be some positive outcomes. It seems that the effects are not long-lasting but can alleviate some of the worst symptoms of depression with relative speed. Essentially it helps you begin to get your mojo back.
I like the sound of that.
It’s probably not going to arrive at a pharmacy near you any time soon, but it’s one to keep an eye on. In the meantime you’ll have to make do with trippy kids programmes and camomile tea.