Ketamine history and usage for depression and other mental illnesses
Ketamine’s history started when it was discovered in 1962. Originally it was used for anesthesia and a myriad of different purposes on adults, children, and even animals. Over the years, Ketamine treatments have been found to be valuable and extremely effective for many mental illnesses, Including clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These forms of mental illness cause direct damage to the areas of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and higher-order thinking.
Ketamine blocks a receptor in your brain that eases the symptoms of mental illness. Ketamine is a “Dissociative”, it disassociates areas of your brain that are normally communicating and begins to build new brain activity around those areas of trauma. Beyond the experience happening while the treatment is occurring, there is strong scientific research showing that hours after the treatment when ketamine is metabolized in the body, it is stripping away the depression and suicidal ideation. Industry publications including Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and the National Institute of (NIH) reference this, making ketamine effective within hours rather than weeks or months. Ketamine for depression is one of the biggest breakthroughs ever in mental because it is highly effective and works immediately.
Kismet Clinic’s patients have seen amazing results from their ketamine treatments which they have used to cure treatment resistant depression and addiction. Kismet clinic, in Boca Raton Florida, uses a holistic approach that combines ketamine infusions with a daily meditation practice to break depression and addiction for the long term. Many patients who come to Kismet Clinic have already tried standard medications and alternative treatments including (ECT) electroconvulsive therapy, to eliminate their depression and addiction. These treatments have adverse side effects and can take a long time to see results, the ketamine treatments work quickly for them without side effects.