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4 Mental Health Conditions Treated by Ketamine

Updated: Dec 4, 2023



There are a lot of different medications on the market to treat mental health. One of them, ketamine, was originally intended to be an anesthetic for surgical procedures and was first developed as such in the 1960s. That said, like other medications, it was found to have other uses. Keep reading to learn about 4 common mental health conditions that can be treated using this substance.


1. Depression

According to the National Institutes of Health, ketamine can improve neuroplasticity, which can lead to a healthier mindset and thought patterns. Therapists and counselors have seen patients with major depressive disorder have remarkable turnarounds. If you struggle with depression, ketamine may be a useful treatment option when others have failed.


2. Anxiety

If you struggle with anxiety, you likely understand how hopeless the condition can make you feel. That said, our treatment specialists have found that you can start feeling relief from the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety as soon as 24 hours after beginning ketamine infusion treatments. Our clinic offers a series of six infusions as well as a holistic intramuscular ketamine protocol to treat our patients' anxiety disorders.


3. OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disorder that consists of intrusive thoughts and disruptive compulsions meant to ease a patient's anxiety. According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, OCD affects approximately one in 40 adults and one in 100 children in the United States. Like with many mental health disorders, people are most vulnerable to developing OCD during periods of dramatic change. As a result, more people tend to struggle with this disorder as their life goes on. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how our treatments may be a beneficial addition to your OCD treatment regimen.


4. PTSD

People with PTSD can find themselves in nightmare scenarios, reliving the same event over and over from even the slightest trigger. It can also make them feel like they're fighting a losing battle with no way out. Despite the complexity of PTSD, ketamine can offer those suffering from PTSD hope and relief, even when nothing else has helped. Schedule your complimentary ketamine consult with our team to find out if ketamine therapy is right for you.


If you're looking for treatment options for anything from anxiety to addiction, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Give our team at New Wave Medicine a call today to learn more about how we can help. You can also schedule your compliementary ketamine consultation online.

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