THE HISTORY OF KETAMINE
The early 2000’s
HOW KETAMINE WORKS
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic with analgesic and pain-relieving properties. Ketamine’s effects are dose-dependent. At the low doses used in our clinic, ketamine is effective at treating mood and chronic pain symptoms with minimal or no untoward side effects. Patients may experience a mild dissociative state wherein positive stimuli and emotions are enhanced. During this time, perceptions of visual and auditory stimuli may be altered and patients may experience feelings of detachment from the environment or from self.
Ketamine is believed to promote a process called neuroplasticity which occurs during treatment and subsequent days. Ketamine-induced neuroplasticity is thought to reprogram neuronal circuits (the wiring in one’s brain) by selectively blocking the glutamate receptor and its effects. This process can be thought of as cooling down areas of the brain that cause unwanted mood and pain symptoms and allowing more healthy neuronal connections to form that promote long-term suppression of mood and pain symptoms.
Ketamine has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and chronic pain. It can also be very effective at reducing active suicidal thoughts and anxiety or panic attacks. It is particularly effective for patients who have not found relief from other treatments including therapy, medications, TMS, and ECT.
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