Ketamine is and FDA approved drug that helps treat depression, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, migraines, headaches and other mental and health disorders. Ketamine is listed on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines list.
Extensive research over the last decade and a half has shown that when given in small doses, ketamine promotes renewal of neural connections in specific parts of the brain associated with mood. Chronic depression or stress causes these connections to atrophy or disappear. Thus, a small dose of ketamine actually causes these brain connections to regenerate and produces rapid reversal of symptoms of anxiety and depression in approximately 70-80% of those treated.