What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medication commonly used as an anesthetic during surgery and outpatient procedures. However, when given in low doses, t has been shown to reduce symptoms associated with psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This can greatly improve a person’s ability to interact with the world around them.
While the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ketamine, it is often used off-label to treat these conditions. This simply means it is being used for something other than its original intended use. Although this may sound concerning, off-label use is a common and legal practice. Ketamine has also shown promising results in the field of couples psychotherapy and has the potential to be a transformative treatment.