What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a United States Federal Drug Administration approved medication that has been used as an anesthetic since the 1970’s.
Since its discovery in 1962, it has been discovered that in sub-anesthetic doses to be a successful treatment of mood disorders including Depression, PTSD, OCD and Anxiety and Chronic Pain Syndromes including Central Sensitization Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Reflex Simplex Dystrophy.
Low dose ketamine administered intravenously has been shown to stimulate new synapse formation and neuronal rearborization through increased ribosomal transcription of DNA and at least 3 other mechanisms — it is one of the most exciting developments in psychiatry in years, and represents a true paradigm shift in our approach to depression and anxiety.
Several scientific studies, including those conducted at Yale and the National Institutes of Mental Health, have shown that even a single low dose of intravenously administered ketamine can dramatically improve symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Moodiness, hopelessness, decreased concentration, low self-esteem, impaired sleep, decreased sexual desire, impaired appetite and suicidal thoughts can improve within just a few hours.