What Is Ketamine and How Is It Used in Louisville KY?

What Is Ketamine and How Is It Used in Louisville KY?

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Our physicians and medical providers in Louisville KY are using ketamine to treat patients with treatment-resistant forms of depression, anxiety, and various other conditions. Ketamine is a fast-acting medication with various intriguing effects on mood, suicidal thinking, and anxiety. Although ketamine was not originally created to treat those conditions, it is known to have a fast-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effect.

Learn more about ketamine and how it is used at Reclaim in Louisville KY

Ketamine is what’s known as a “dissociative anesthetic.” That means it produces feelings of detachment from the environment and self, and it produces a controlled state of muscle relaxation. Our medical staff at Reclaim Wellness Group administers ketamine intravenously.

Ketamine was originally created in the 1960s and used solely as an anesthetic for surgical procedures. In fact, ketamine was used as a field anesthetic by medics and physicians during the Vietnam War. Currently, ketamine is used by emergency medicine doctors for procedural sedation and as an alternative to opioids for pain management.

Historically, emergency medicine doctors have long suspected that ketamine was more than just a procedural sedative. They often use ketamine for immediate stabilization of patients suffering from suicidal thoughts and urges due to its fast-acting antidepressant properties.

Moreover, patients have reported that the antidepressant effects of ketamine outperformed and even outlasted those of common antidepressants prescribed to them previously. These stories were supported by results published from researchers at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University in 2019 which reported that ketamine has long-lasting treatment implications for people suffering with treatment-resistant depression, suicidal thoughts and urges, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, and other mood conditions.

Learn more about ketamine treatment in Louisville, KY by visiting our Ketamine Treatment services page.


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