Conditions Treated with Ketamine
Ketamine may be an effective treatment for a broad range of physical & psychological conditions.
Ketamine has shown significant promise as a treatment for depression, particularly for individuals who have not responded well to traditional antidepressant medications. Clinical studies have demonstrated that ketamine can rapidly reduce depressive symptoms, often within hours or days after administration.
Ketamine's potential mechanism of action in treating anxiety is thought to be similar to its antidepressant effects. By modulating glutamate receptors and promoting neuroplasticity, ketamine may help regulate the brain circuits involved in anxiety and reduce symptoms.
Studies have demonstrated that low-dose ketamine infusion can provide relief for certain types of chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and fibromyalgia. Ketamine may help reset pain processing pathways in the brain, providing temporary pain relief and potentially long-term changes in pain perception.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that ketamine may have beneficial effects on PTSD symptoms, particularly with regards to reducing the severity of intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares.