What Is IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy? And How Can It Help?
December 01, 2020
Ketamine was first discovered in 1962 and used as an anesthetic in the Vietnam War. It was later approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1970.
Due to its illicit use, ketamine was made a federally controlled substance in 1999. However, it has since been studied as a helpful drug for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD.
Groundbreaking research published in 2000 found ketamine to have several potential uses as a treatment when properly administered by doctors.
Since then, ketamine has been further studied and widely used among clinics as an “off-label” drug, or a medication that can effectively treat a condition that is not yet FDA approved for that specific application.
The most studied form of ketamine treatment used by physicians is IV ketamine infusion therapy.
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