A mind-altering drug called ketamine is changing the way some doctors treat depression.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the story of Alan Ferguson, who is being treated with ketamine, a powerful anesthetic medication used in hospitals, for severe depression.
Rick Doblin is the founder and executive director of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
Depression afflicts 16 million Americans. One third don’t get better with treatment. A surprising new drug may change that
Could the club drug, ketamine, be the best hope for curing chronic depression? Every year millions of Americans struggle with major depression, but 30% of these people don’t get any better on anti-depressants. However, low dose ketamine infusions can offer complete relief from depressive thoughts and feelings in as little as 1-2 hours.