Harvard Women's Health Watch
From street drug to depression therapy
Ketamine offers a new option for people with stubborn depression that doesn’t respond to other medications. Many people know of ketamine as a hallucinogenic and addictive street drug, which, when abused, can put people in medical peril. But today, doctors are increasingly looking to ketamine as a potentially lifesaving treatment for people with severe, treatment-resistant depression, who may be at high risk for suicide.