KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Knoxville Army veteran Cory McKee has tried dozens of drugs to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and nerve pain, but said nothing has worked. Now, he’s prescribed a popular party drug called ketamine to help ease the pain.
Ketamine has “shown promise” in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says. Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anesthetic. The study found the use of the drug via a nasal spray led to “significant” improvements in depressive symptoms in the first 24 […]