Ketamine that's injected during arrests draws new scrutiny | TribLIVE.com

Ketamine was once used mainly as an anesthetic on battlefields and in operating rooms. Now, this medication is gaining ground as a promising treatment for some cases of major depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the US, recent estimates show 16 million adults had an episode of major depression in the course of a year. Suicide rates rose substantially between 1999 and 2016, increasing by more than 30% in 25 states. Because of its rapid action, ketamine could have a role to play in helping to prevent suicide.

Are there different types of ketamine?

Two main … Read More