Month: November 2018

Healing PTSD With Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine is a legal prescription medication used for a variety of different medical conditions. The drug can be used for anesthesia during surgery, pain control, and as an antidepressant. Ketamine is one of the safest of all anesthetics in the world and used in a majority of hospitals. The drug shows promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and research is growing rapidly, and studies are expanding. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder which can happen in people who have experienced or witnesses a traumatic even such as terrorism, war, serious accident, natural disaster, rape or another type of violent situation. In the past, PTSD was known by different names such as “shell shocked, or “combat fatigue”. PTSD isn’t a condition strictly rela...

Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy Good for Treatment-Resistant Depression?

About 10 to 20 percent of people suffering from depression meet the diagnostic criteria for treatment-resistant depression. Within the past ten years, scientists have discovered the important role glutamate an amino acid of the central nervous system, plays in mood regulation. Currently, ketamine has demonstrated effectiveness for a major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). However, there are emerging concerns about ketamine’s optimal dose and the frequency of administration. What is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)? Major depressive disorder is debilitating and associated with frequent relapse, persistent psychosocial and functional impairment. MDD is one of the most common types of disability in the world and is associated with an increased risk of suicidal...

Ketamine Infusion Treatment for Addiction Recovery

There is no question scientific studies have helped us gain a better understanding of addiction while providing new, innovative and more effective ways of treating this horrible disease. Drug addiction is one of the biggest challenges facing our country today, particularly heroin which is purer, cheaper and deadlier than many other drugs. There is evidence which suggests ketamine infusion treatment could be beneficial in addiction recovery, medical professionals are slowly opening their minds and changing their views about the drug. What is Ketamine? Before we delve further into the scientific studies concerning ketamine infusions, let’s first educate you about ketamine, its history and uses. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic drug which is used in veterinary medicine and for pain relie...

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