Ketamine Benefits

Current News- Benefits of Ketamine:

“This is a game changer,” says John Krystal, MD, chief psychiatrist at Yale Medicine and one of the pioneers of ketamine research in the country. The drug works differently than those used previously, he notes, calling ketamine “the anti-medication” medication. “With most medications, like valium, the anti-anxiety effect you get only lasts when it is in your system. When the valium goes away, you can get rebound anxiety. When you take ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow. It’s the reaction to ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that constitutes its effects,” he says.

-Excerpt from: Jennifer Chen, March 9 2022, How Ketamine Drug Helps with Depression, Yale Medicine, 1/24/2022 <>

Animal studies indicate that connections between brain cells diminish under chronic stress, but esketamine reverses these stress-related changes. “Esketamine is different than any other antidepressant in that it not only prevents the neurotoxic effects of depression on the brain, but it also seems to have a growth-promoting effect,” explains Kaplin.

-Excerpt from: Hopkins Medicine, 1/24/2024, Esketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression, <>

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