Ketamine has been making waves in the medical community for its potential to treat psychiatric and mood disorders. As a dissociative anesthetic, ketamine has been used in hospitals and clinics for decades, but it wasn’t until recently that its potential for treating mental health conditions was discovered. In this blog post, we’ll explore the effectiveness of ketamine for psychiatric and mood disorders and how Pacific KLN Infusions can help.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medication that was first developed in the 1960s as an anesthetic for surgery. It works by blocking certain receptors in the brain that are involved in pain perception and consciousness. Ketamine is classified as a dissociative anesthetic because it can cause feelings of detachment from reality, as well as hallucinations and altered perceptions.
In recent years, researchers have discovered that ketamine may be effective in treating a variety of psychiatric and mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. The way that ketamine works in the brain is different from traditional antidepressants, which target the levels of certain neurotransmitters. Ketamine appears to work by promoting the growth of new neural connections in the brain.
Studies have shown that ketamine can rapidly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in people who have not responded well to traditional treatments. In some cases, the effects of a single ketamine infusion can last for several weeks. Ketamine has also been found to be effective in treating suicidal ideation and has been used in emergency rooms to quickly stabilize patients who are at risk of self-harm.
At Pacific KLN Infusions, we offer ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of psychiatric and mood disorders. Our team of experienced medical professionals will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Ketamine infusion therapy involves the administration of a small dose of ketamine via an IV infusion over a period of 40 minutes or so, depending on the treatment protocol. The treatment is safe and well-tolerated by most patients.
Ketamine has shown promise in the treatment of a variety of psychiatric and mood disorders. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or bipolar disorder, ketamine infusion therapy may be an effective treatment option to consider. Pacific KLN Infusions is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and compassionate care to our patients. Contact Pacific KLN Infusions today to learn more about how we can help.