How Can Ketamine Treatment Help?
January 01, 2021
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 51.5 million U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019. Of those, up to 33% with depression do not achieve meaningful relief with traditional antidepressant medications.
Ketamine has shown immense promise to treat those who aren’t able to benefit from traditional antidepressant medications.
It is most commonly used to treat mood disorders. In particular, research on the use of ketamine to treat for depression has been gaining attention. As a result, numerous studies have found ketamine to be a powerful antidepressant where others have failed. Proposed methods of action include ketamine’s action in promoting synaptogenesis (i.e. nerve cells forming new connections) and reducing inflammation.
This alternative treatment has also been used to benefit individuals who suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.
Unlike most traditional forms of treatment, ketamine:
– Works within hours, rather than weeks
– Does not need to be taken every day
– Has longer-lasting, positive effects when taken in low doses over a brief period of time
– Has few side effects and is considered to be safe and well tolerated
The science of ketamine has proven it to be an innovative solution to those who have struggled with mood disorders or chronic pain for an extended period of time.
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