I Was Paralyzed by Severe Depression. Then Came Ketamine.
The summer I was 26 years old, I moved into my parents’ home in the Chicago suburbs because I could no longer care for myself.
I had been severely depressed for most of my life, but that summer five years ago, even the most mundane tasks became insurmountable. I spent days on the couch where I rarely spoke, my mind so dull I struggled to form words. I lay awake at night thinking, I can’t go on like this.