Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2017 Sep 13;43(5):495-504. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
a Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, The China National Clinical Research Center for Mental Health Disorders, National Technology Institute of Psychiatry, Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health of Hunan Province , Changsha , Hunan , China.
: Ketamine is an anesthetic commonly used in low-income countries and has recently been shown to be effective for treatment-resistant depression. However, the illicit manufacturing, trafficking, and nonmedical use of ketamine are increasing globally, and its illicit use poses major public health challenges in many countries.Objectives
: To review the nonmedical use of ketamine in selected countries and its regulatory control. Read More