Elon Musk Reportedly Uses Ketamine to Manage Depression, Wall Street Journal Reveals

Elon Musk Reportedly Uses Ketamine to Manage Depression, Wall Street Journal Reveals

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and owner of Twitter, allegedly uses “microdoses” of ketamine to manage his depression.

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The report suggests that Musk has informed friends about his use of small amounts of the controlled substance to help with his mental health.

Ketamine’s Controlled Status and Increased Popularity

Ketamine, an anesthetic with hallucinogenic effects, is a controlled substance in the US, legally administered only by medical professionals.

However, the Wall Street Journal states that ketamine has gained popularity in recent years as a treatment for depression, with more individuals turning to the substance.

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Musk’s Comments and Controversies

Although Musk did not directly respond to the report, he posted a tweet suggesting that occasional ketamine use might be a better alternative to antidepressants like SSRIs.

This tweet followed his previous controversy in 2018 when he smoked cannabis on the Joe Rogan podcast.

Musk has also mentioned that he and SpaceX employees faced regular drug tests after the incident.

Silicon Valley’s Interest in Microdosing

The Wall Street Journal mentions that several notable figures in Silicon Valley have explored microdosing substances like ketamine and LSD, claiming benefits such as enhanced creativity.

Apple founder Steve Jobs openly discussed his use of LSD, while Justin Zhu, co-founder of marketing start-up Iterable, was allegedly dismissed as CEO in 2021 for microdosing LSD at work.

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Musk’s Advocacy for Psychedelics

In the past, Musk has expressed his positive views on psychedelics and their potential benefits.

He has stated that he knows more people who have been helped by psychedelics and ketamine than by SSRIs and amphetamines.

Additionally, he has encouraged people to be open to exploring psychedelics.

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