As research continues, we learn more and more about the science behind why ketamine is so effective for treating anxiety. Current studies tell us that ketamine prompts the production of the neurotransmitter glutamate, leading to antidepressant effects. This is different from other antidepressants, which instead focus on the neurotransmitter serotonin.. This then creates a chain of reactions within the brain that affect thinking and emotional regulation.
To put this in simpler terms, the brain reacts to ketamine in a way that triggers hormones that help create more positive emotions. This change can occur within minutes after a person receives their infusion, but some people may need several treatments before they experience the maximum level of benefits.
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