The Psychedelic Medical Renaissance Begins Here!
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.
Ketamine therapy is an effective treatment method not only for mental ailments but also such physical complaints and conditions as eating disorders, migraines, and chronic pain.
Ketamine therapy has many benefits and potential applications but the use of the compound, especially when consumed without proper guidance, has specific risks associated with it too.
Psychedelics have a long and convoluted history in terms of their applications. Although their usage can be traced back to prehistoric times, most research and study have been conducted in the 21st century.
Phencyclidine is created by Parke Davis Company in Detroit, Michigan, and is initially used as an anesthetic.
Chemists extract ketamine from phencyclidine by combining ketone and amine. The new compound is cleared for human trials.
Further tests reveal it works as a remarkably effective anesthetic if used in controlled dosages.
Ketamine is made available by prescription as ‘Ketalar’.
It is used as a battlefield anesthetic for American soldiers during the Vietnam war. However, additional side effects, including hallucination, are discovered, and ketamine falls out of favor with the general public.
Researchers identify ketamine’s effects on glutamate and synaptic plasticity and its potential in treating mental conditions and disorders.
The US Controlled Substances Act outlaws ketamine and halts all research into it.
Ketamine is labeled an effective antihyperalgesic drug.
Research continues into ketamine’s potential to be a ‘miracle cure’ for treatment-resistant depression and other affective disorders.
Ketamine has long been used as an anesthetic. On the other hand, current research is trying to discern its potential as a drug that helps cure, or at least mitigate, a wide range of affective disorders—particularly treatment-resistant depression.
The primary focus of most studies remains on the effects of the compound on glutamate—a neurotransmitter in the brain which fires neurons and regulates brain circuits. In high doses, it blocks the glutamates and effectively works as an anesthetic.
However, it has been found that glutamate receptors can be augmented whereby new neural pathways are established. Patients feel considerably better within just a few hours by administering small doses of ketamine.
In 2017, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council of Research Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments published a statement detailing the best practices to adhere to when administering ketamine to patients to maintain their safety.
Despite the initial success enjoyed by ketamine as an anesthetic for battlefield injuries, the compound was outlawed by the United States in the 1990s and quickly faded into near obscurity. Nevertheless, the recent resurgence of interest in psychedelic medicine has made it popular once again.
Ketamine therapy has proven remarkably effective as a treatment aid for such affective disorders as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD. It helps with physical conditions such as migraines and eating disorders too, and even aids in the prevention of suicidal thoughts and ideation.
Many pharmaceutical companies are turning away from conventional antidepressants due to their various side effects and instead adopting psychedelic medicine to treat various ailments.
GATEWAY Sciences, too, has invested in the study and research of ketamine, and our team of scientists is hard at work developing new and innovative ways to administer it in a safe and optimal manner.
Conventional antidepressant treatments usually lead to relapses and have proven at best to be temporary solutions. Ketamine therapy, on the other hand, takes a different, more effective approach. It attempts to cure mental conditions by repairing damage in the brain by affecting glutamate receptors.
Ketamine therapy sessions are scheduled once or twice per week and conducted in the presence of expert medical practitioners who guide patients through the process. The compound may be ingested through a nasal spray, an edible capsule, or IV infusion [by far the most effective].
Patients experience a heightened sense of self-awareness and dissociative feelings, which help them self-actualize through introspection, and better combat or even conquer their condition. Perhaps most importantly, and unlike most other antidepressant treatments, they do not experience apathy as a side effect.
We, at GATEWAY Sciences, are at the forefront of ketamine therapy. Our team is committed to helping you conquer the limitations imposed upon you by your condition and help you become the best possible version of yourself.
GATEWAY Sciences are proud to be in the vanguard of medical innovation. For example, Psychedelic medical therapies, although new, have proven they are one of the most effective ways of combating mental as well as physical ailments.
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