Ketamine therapy is a misunderstood but highly promising treatment for many mental health disorders — including anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and more — that can revolutionize the way people seek treatment and lead happier, healthier lives. Continue reading for more information.
In the video, Dr. Domenick Sportelli discusses how ketamine therapy blocks NMDA receptors in the human brain to achieve similar or better results than typical SRI-based anti-depressants, such as Prozac.
And those results last longer, Sportelli says, and can even help people who have what’s known as treatment-resistant depression.
“Even though it’s new,” Sportelli says, noting that ketamine therapy hasn’t yet been approved by the Food & Drug Administration, “it’s hope.”
“My analogy is this,” he continues. “If people are in the midst of a severe storm, and nothing is getting them out of that storm if you can pull them out of that storm for a week or two, it can be beneficial to getting their life back on track.”
Watch the full interview to learn more about this process and decide if ketamine therapy is right for you or a loved one. If you believe it’s right for you, contact a professional to find the best treatment plan for you. .