June 20, 2024

The Facts About Ketamine


In our current world, it seems that the notion of facts is being eroded.  Facts are not opinions, but rather truths and realities with which we all should be able to agree. Regardless of whether you like certain things or not, they are facts, not opinions.

One well known fact is that traditional approaches to depression have not worked for many individuals.  When the discussion of Ketamine infusion therapy arises there are a variety of opinions on efficacy and safety for a variety of reasons. Here are some facts about Ketamine infusion therapy:

  • Fact:  Ketamine has been used for 60 years with few unwanted side-effects.
  • Fact:  Ketamine’s benefits for chronic neuropathic pain are well documented.  In this capacity, it is a similar protocol (repeated low doses) as for depression and other non-anesthetic purposes.  There is no scientific evidence of permanent unwanted side effects from Ketamine as used in this manner.
  • Fact:  Ketamine has helped individuals for whom traditional treatments have failed.
  • Fact:  Ketamine has helped individuals who find side-effects from more traditional medications unpleasant or intolerable.

It is too easy for people who do not suffer from intolerable psychological or physical pain to say, “Wait for more research.  Wait until this becomes mainstream”.  It is easy to wait when you are not the one suffering, and it is not your life that is placed on hold.

One way to look at it is to imagine you are stranded on your roof of your home because of devastating floods. You have an option to get on a very safe and reliable boat that has already saved thousands of people. But the National Transportation Safety Board is telling you to wait because companies are building new boats.  They’re not sure when the boats will be ready and if they will get you to safety. But they recommend you just hold on and wait.  Wait while the flood waters rise over you or your loved one. Wait because even though the boat has been around for a decade they aren’t sure about the long-term safety profile.  But how can you be sure about the long-term safety profile of a brand new boat?

If you, or your loved one is suffering, get the facts. Ketamine works for many people who have not gotten adequate help from traditional medications. It doesn’t work for everybody, and it might not work for you. But, maybe it will. Don’t you owe it to yourself to get the facts and not let somebody else’s opinion force you into continued unnecessary suffering?

Call Mind Body Centers at 1-855-481-9605 and get the facts. Find out if Ketamine could help you with your personal struggle.  We can offer you a realistic assessment to see if Ketamine could be a solution in your life.  Whether you have been diagnosed with depression, chronic pain syndromes, PTSD, or other anxiety or mood issues, the professionals at Mind Body Centers are here to help.  There is hope.  There is help.


Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Mind Body Centers.

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