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IV Ketamine Therapy Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

IV Ketamine Therapy

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

Ketamine has been discovered to have dramatic beneficial effects on patients with depres­sion, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder and suicidal tenden­cies. While other medica­tions and therapies can take months or even years to show results, the effects of Ketamine therapy are immediate, the most effective and longest lasting.

What is IV Ketamine?

IV Ketamine is recognized as the safest, most widely used anesthetic in the world. It’s an FDA approved Schedule III anesthetic that has been used on both humans and animals for over 50 years. It’s also been commonly used with young children. Ketamine therapy has been used to treat:
Mood Disorders:
Major Depressive Disorder (even if treatment resistant)
Anxiety
Postpartum Depression
Bipolar Depression
Post-T­rau­matic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Thoughts of Suicide: Research has shown that Ketamine infusions can decrease and even eliminate suicidal thinking within hours of infusion.

Benefits

Ketamine works differ­ently than tradit­ional antide­pre­ssants. Ketamine immedi­ately reduces stress and makes patients feel less lost, confused, and overwh­elmed. This creates a window of clarity in which they can seek help and respond better to tradit­ional therapy and counse­ling.
✓ Immediate results in patients with refractory depression
✓ Dramatic improv­ements in mood within hours
✓ Effective treatment when other treatments fail
✓ Especially useful in suicidal patients when time is of the essence
 

Ketamine Therapy Mechanism