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.
What Is Ketamine Used For?
I have wrestled with depression most of my adult life. I have tried just about every combination of medication without much success. My psychiatrist recommended giving ketamine therapy a whirl so I reached out to the team at WellCentric.
My phone call was answered by one of the most kind and compassionate nurses I have encountered. Tina took the time to explain the process, patiently answered all of my questions and scheduled my appointment.
I met with Dr. Watson who listened as I shared with him where I was at physically, emotionally and mentally. He thoroughly reciwed my prior medications with me then explained how ketamine therapy works and how it could help me. His explanation was easy to understand and helped me feel informed and that I was making the right decision. I could tell Dr. Watson truly believes in what he is doing and that patient care is paramount at WellCentric.
The effects of undergoing the therapy with the amazing team at WellCentric have been life changing. There is absolutely no doubt that this therapy saved my life.
I highly recommend WellCentric.