For sufferers of depression and suicidal ideation, Kalypso Ketamine™ may save lives
Ketamine was first used as an anesthetic some 50 years ago, and in smaller doses it works to ease physical pain. When taken in larger doses, ketamine has been known to cause the user to experience hallucinations, thus making it a popular recreational drug over the decades.
In the last 20 years, another use of ketamine has been discovered that may literally save lives—combatting depression and suicidal ideation.
Many studies have been conducted since then to determine just how effective ketamine is as an antidepressant, and scientists have found that when it works, it works quickly. Antidepressants generally take weeks before users feel the effects; when ketamine is taken, either intravenously or with a nasal spray, it often takes effect in a matter of hours.