A team scientists from the University New South Wales (UNSW) have conducted the first trials for treating depression with a go-to party drug, ketamine.

This hypothesis was started by Dr. Rupert McShane who explained the use ketamine as an anti-depressant. Dr. McShane’s full proposal can be found

In collaboration with the Black Dog Institute, 16 senior citizen patients with treatment-resistant depression were given different doses ketamine. Perhaps an odd choice at first glance, it should be noted the results have been positive and scientists are considering this improvement a “big step forward.”

UNSW pressor Colleen Loo spoke about the continued study:

We’re very excited to see where how this potential treatment could benefit those with treatment-resistant depression. Of course, do not use ketamine without medical supervision with the hopes curing depression.