Ketamine therapy for depression praised by celebs. Here’s what you need to know


Ketamine therapy for depression praised by celebs. Here’s what you need to know

  • Sharon Osbourne said ketamine treatment allowed her to deal with death threats after ‘The Talk’.
  • The FDA-approved drug has been hailed as a fast-acting solution for major depression, suicidality.
  • Experts warn that ketamine is not a panacea and it is important to know the risks.

What Happens When Traditional Antidepressants Don’t Work? Many are turning to what psychiatrists call a “breakthrough” solution: ketamine.

Since the 1970s, researchers have been studying the hallucinogenic drug as a promising treatment for major depression. Safety and efficacy have been extensively analysed in numerous clinical trials, and the controversial practice has even garnered praise from high-profile celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, who recently credited ketamine for handling criticism on social media following her much-discussed exit from “The Talk.”

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