Ketamine is a synthetic psychedelic substance that is most commonly called a dissociative. It is sometimes used as an anaesthetic in medicine, and has the potential to completely remove the user from their bodily sensations.
The psychedelic experience that ketamine induces is unique, in that it can be highly disorienting and even lead to a state called a “K-hole” where the user feels stuck in a void, completely detached from their physical reality.
Recent research suggests that doses of ketamine, administered nasally, can have strongly antidepressant effects. But there is much yet to learn about how ketamine could be used therapeutically, as it is potentially addictive and can have toxic effects on the kidneys and bladder.
Depression: What We Know About Ketamine Safety Research
The global number of people affected by varying levels of depression has blown up over the past couple of decades. According to the World Health Organization, that number currently sits at well over 300-million. With many cases of depression growing resistant to the most common types of treatment, there is a growing necessity to find…Read More
Ketamine Infusion Therapy For Depression – How Does it Work?
In the medical world, an infusion is the therapeutic introduction of a fluid other than blood to the human body, by way of the vein and straight into the patient’s bloodstream. Such fluids may include saline (salt) solutions, chemotherapeutic or non-chemotherapeutic agents, or in the case we shall discuss below, a ketamine solution. Whilst injections are…Read More
Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Globally, approximately more than 350-million people of all ages suffer from some form of depression. It is a world-wide epidemic that constitutes the leading global cause of disability. It is also one of the primary contributors to the overall global burden of disease. In its worst form, depression can lead to its most fatal expression…Read More