How can ketamine treatment help me?
In the context of psychiatric treatment, the use of ketamine is showing exciting promise in the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, treatment-resistant depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.
At subanesthetic doses, ketamine has reliably been shown to increase processes related to neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s ability to grow, change, restructure, and reorganize itself. Ketamine treatment can help patients strengthen brain circuits that drive beneficial thoughts patterns and behaviors while cohesively weakening circuits that potentiate detrimental thoughts and behaviors. Thus, ketamine-assisted treatments have been shown to help alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from mental disorders characterized by persistent negative thoughts and behaviors, such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.
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