I was thinking veterinary anesthetic (like for spays/ neuters), too.
What is wrong with the mental health community that instead of helping people come up with a way to resolve or deal with whatever is *making* them depressed (chemical causes excepted, of course), they drug them with stuff that often makes them worse (or adds other problems)?
Cope not dope (whenever possible).
(I’ve always thought that sedation for a day or 2 would help with quitting smoking)
Someone else has pointed out they use it to paralyze horses before they castrate them. Seems like a good idea.