Ketamine’s History and Impact

“[Ketamine] is potentially the most exciting development in my lifetime for the treatment of mood disorders, but there is still a way to go before this is ready for prime time,” says Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD, director of the Depression Research Program at Yale University.

Ketamine was developed in the 1960’s. Surgeons used Ketamine, commonly called Special K when sold illegally, as an anesthetic drug when operating on soldiers in Vietnam. Ketamine is a pain blocker used to treat both chronic and acute pain. As it turns out Ketamine is also a great treatment for mood disorders as well as depression. It is most often administered through IV so it takes effect much more quickly than the average depression treatment.

 

Americans and Depression

Tens of millions of adults in the United States suffer from Depression, and many of those people cannot use common antidepressants. Recently, however, the speedy and positive effect of Ketamine Infusion Treatment on depression has come into focus. As Ketamine slowly becomes more available many those people who aren’t able to use traditional treatments for depression are finding  that Ketamine treatments work for them. Still, availability for Ketamine is still restricted to mostly clinics and research studies. We are determined to offer our patients speedy and effective relief from their symptoms. For those who come to us with mental health dual-diagnosis, Ketamine Infusion Treatments can help subdue your depression and therefore can help you sustain a sober life as you’re dealing with your depression.

If you’re interested in Ketamine Therapy in Florida, give us a call at to talk about the program. If you or someone else you know are struggling with addiction to drugs or addiction to alcohol please take action. There’s help in community and treatment. You can find both at The Florida House Experience (FHE). Call us at (855) 441-2449

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