Ketamine Infusion Therapy

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...

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 Therapy in Lexington, KY? 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 me...

Study – Ketamine for Head Injury Treatment

Usually the use of ketamine for patients with traumatic brain injuries is contraindicated due to the concerns of increasing intracranial pressure. However, these concerns came from early studies and case reports that were improperly controlled and designed. Recently, there were studies done which challenge the use of ketamine being safe to use in these patients. What is the Goal of the Study? The purpose of the study was to review the use of ketamine for induction, sedation and maintenance in patients with a traumatic brain injury in different clinical settings associated with anesthesia. Researchers also wanted to review the potential mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective properties associated with ketamine. Results of the Study: While the population of the particular study was very s...

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