Ketamine, an FDA approved anesthetic agent, is being used off label to treat a variety of mental health issues. While there is the most research for treatment refractory depression (including bipolar depression), suicidal ideation, PTSD, and addiction, there is also research suggesting beneficial effects for OCD, anxiety, eating disorders, and end of life care. This blog explores the different ways that Ketamine treats mental health issues.
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And for more scientific literature about how Ketamine is used as a to treat mental health issues, please see this article, Ketamine for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders: comprehensive systematic review, from the National Library of Medicine here.