Ketamine was created in 1956 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1970 by The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was extensively used as a surgical anesthesia in the Vietnam War and continues to be utilized today in a number of medical applications.
Due to its outstanding safety record and low side effect profile, Ketamine has been a marvel of the medical world, studied extensively, and proven as a powerful therapeutic in providing both immediate and sustained relief in patients with depression, generalized anxiety, other forms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as some chronic pain conditions.
At low, therapeutic doses, ketamine produces shifts in consciousness that can help neurons rebuild lost connections allowing individuals to view their own patterned behavior with a renewed clarity, broaden awareness, and suppress networks in the brain responsible for producing persistent and obstructive thoughts. It has an excellent success rate among mental health and chronic pain patient populations.