is Ketamine and what is it used for?
Ketamine is a rapidly acting opioid-free anesthetic and analgesic, that is typically given intravenously (IV).
It is can be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain, chronic pain, major depressive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Ketamine is not a cure. It will not cure your chronic pain, it will not cure your depression, it will not heal your underlying traumas, it will not cure any other illnesses. It is a tool to help, just like other medications & treatments. But like other treatments, you will need to keep utilizing it to continue receiving the benefits that it brings you.
It is a myth that ketamine will make a depressed person happy. In reality, ketamine treatments will make you feel more resilient. The stressors don’t change… what changes is your ability to cope & your willingness to engage in other treatments, both for mental health & physical health.