What is Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine therapy is used as an aid in the treatment of a wide range of affective disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD], post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], and even suicidal ideation.
It is a combination of psychotherapy and ketamine — a synthetic compound used historically and primarily to induce and maintain anesthesia or as a recreational drug for its dissociative and hallucinogenic effects. Most recently, however, ketamine has come to the fore as a highly effective agent against treatment-resistant depression and other mental ailments such as those listed above.
Further research is yet required to create a more comprehensive knowledge database about ketamine. However, we know it attacks NMDA receptors in the brain to induce dissociative amnesia, which places patients into a trance-like state, thus providing them with relief from pain and sedation.
Here at GATEWAY Sciences, we choose only the most optimal treatment methods for our patients. New research into the innovative applications is undertaken constantly by our team of expert medical practitioners to find more permanent solutions to mental health concerns and destigmatize the use of psychedelics in medical therapy.