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The New Special K Challenge
Proving to the world that they’re willing to try anything to help patients who suffer depression, researchers have announced that a hallucinogenic nightclub drug might be instrumental in providing relief from symptoms.
The drug, known as Special K on the street, is typically used as a horse tranquilizer or by clubbers who wish to talk to unicorns or touch planets. Researchers are thrilled at the news of the drug’s effectiveness because it opens up a whole new area of treatment options for patients.
Is there something we’re missing here? It’s great that they’ve figured out hallucinogenic drugs can help depressed patients, but is it wise to prescribe even some sort of variation of this drug? Sure, depression patients may feel better, but is it going to help them if they could potentially see things crawling on walls?
What do you think—is it a good idea to use hallucinogens to treat depression, or is it too risky? [Reuters]