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Ketamine is known to horse enthusiasts as an equine tranquilizer and to recreational pharmacology enthusiasts as the party drug “Special K.” It might also have other unexpected applications, including as part of a treatment regimen for depression.
Researchers have found that the club drug ketamine, an animal anesthetic, works wonders in treating depression in humans—and works in a completely different way than Prozac or Zoloft, opening up an entirely new approach in the treatment of the disease. (via Andrew Sullivan)
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