Elon Musk Favors Ketamine Over SSRIs For The Treatment Of Depression

In a trend that’s raising eyebrows and questions about corporate responsibility, Silicon Valley executives, including Elon Musk and Sergey Brin, are increasingly turning to psychedelics such as ketamine, LSD, and magic mushrooms for business insights and personal growth, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Although there haven’t been any publicly confirmed reports suggesting that Elon Musk has been diagnosed with depression, Elon did publish this tweet Tuesday morning is which he infers that ketamine is a better option for depression than SSRIs. SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They are a class of antidepressant medications commonly prescribed to treat depression and some anxiety disorders. SSRIs work by increasing the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, in the brain.

Psychedelics in the Boardroom

These substances, once relegated to after-hours experimentation, have permeated corporate culture, with proponents arguing they can lead to business breakthroughs. This shift has left company leaders grappling with the implications of a workforce that frequently uses drugs, most of which are illegal.

Microdosing for Mindfulness

Many tech workers are microdosing psychedelics, a practice that involves taking small amounts of these substances to enhance creativity, focus, and mental clarity. “There are millions of people microdosing psychedelics right now,” said Karl Goldfield, a former sales and marketing consultant who advises colleagues on microdosing.

Musk’s Ketamine Use

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, reportedly uses ketamine, both in microdoses for depression and in larger doses at parties. This information comes from individuals who have witnessed his drug use and others with direct knowledge of it, according to WSJ.

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