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How the Approval of Esketamine has Helped Shift the Perception of Ketamine and Other Psychedelics

How the Approval of Esketamine has Helped Shift the Perception of Ketamine and Other Psychedelics

The history of ketamine goes back to 1962, when it was first synthesized by American scientist, Calvin Stevens, at the Parke Davis Laboratories. The drug was known as a fast acting anesthetic and, eventually, a recreational hallucinogen. However, in the late 1990s, its antidepressive benefits were discovered. Research performed over the last two decades suggests that ketamine infusions could rapidly and effectively ease symptoms of depression and anxiety in up to 70% of patients, a discovery which marked the beginning of ketamine clinics popping up all over the country.