Ketamine is a medication that was first utilized in the medical field as a sedative agent. Now, it is an FDA-approved treatment that’s used in combination with other therapies in order to help individuals manage the symptoms of depressive disorders, PTSD, and more.
While more research is necessary to help better understand why ketamine treatment is so successful in helping people living with mental health issues like depression, what is known is that ketamine helps to stimulate the release of specific neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for mood regulation.
Unfortunately, some people may not be ideal candidates for ketamine therapy. These people include individuals who are diagnosed with heart conditions, pulmonary diseases, and low blood pressure.
Yes. Patients who utilize ketamine therapies remain awake during sessions as they are completely non-invasive.