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Ketamine Treatment Shows Promising Results for The Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and more.

For more than half a century, ketamine has been utilized as an anesthetic in both humans and animals. In the last 10 years, a large amount of scientific research has been carried out by major institutions from all over the world demonstrating intravenous ketamine’s efficiency and safeness in the treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and severe anxiety along with particular pain disorders.

Your Brain On Ketamine

Ketamine is known as an NMDA receptor antagonist. We know that ketamine works on glutamate, one of the most numerous neurotransmitters in the body. This increase in glutamate can cause a cascade effect of increased neural activity and communication in the brain. The areas of the brain which have shut down due to anxiety and depression, are suddenly awakened. Ketamine causes neuroplasticity, or new neural growth, a “rewiring” of the brain believed to play a big part in the lasting antidepressant effects.

Nuerons growing after ketamine treatment

This neuron show new dendritic formations, or new neural growth, within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine.

Brain before and after ketamine infusions

This neuron show new dendritic formations, or new neural growth, within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine.

Why Ketamine?

We know that ketamine is not only working on the NMDA receptor, but ketamine is also working on other receptors such as GABA receptors, G protein-coupled receptors, and a small effect on cholinergic mu receptors. Along with reversing neuronal atrophy, ketamine also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Interestingly, the dissociative effects of ketamine are believed to play a part in the healing process as well. When given appropriately and titrated in the right doses by a trained provider, ketamine’s multiple mechanisms of action create a powerful, effective treatment for a variety of chronic mental illnesses and pain conditions.

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