Chris Stephens, 28, who has been battling depression all of his life, plays with his dogs at home in Concord, Calif., on Friday. After a dose of ketamine, Stephens says, "I actually wanted to do things. I wanted to live life." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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'I Wanted To Live': New Depression Drugs Offer Hope For Toughest Cases

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Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for decades. It's also a widely popular but illegal club drug known as "Special K." When administered in low doses, patients report a rapid reduction in depression symptoms. Huw Golledge/flickr hide caption

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Could A Club Drug Offer 'Almost Immediate' Relief From Depression?

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Romney's Unlikely And Persuasive Defense Of The 'Individual Mandate'

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Stem Cell Eye Therapy Shows Promise

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Since 1990, glasses-wearing Navy recruits have been required to wear their standard-issue S9 eyeglasses through training. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Military Drops 'Birth Control Glasses' For Fresher Pair

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Activists on both sides of the abortion issue attend a vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 23. The vigil was held to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Anti-abortion groups plan to push several bills this year that would restrict abortions. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Debate Likely To Heat Up In 2012

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Shannon Earle holds her new baby Kiera Breen Earle, moments after she was born at their home last year. Amanda Steen/NPR hide caption

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Home Births Grow More Popular In U.S.

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Florida's Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

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Administration Stands Firm On Birth Control Coverage

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Synthetic Windpipe Transplant Boost For Tissue Engineering

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Protesters against new regulations limiting abortion rights rally outside the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., last Sept. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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