Ketamine belongs to a class of drugs called, "dissociative anesthetics." The confusion generally happens because ketamine has some of the anesthetic properties of opioids. In contrast to opioids, recently published research found that ketamine had the ability to reduce problematic alcohol and drug use in patients with addiction.
A “Booster” Dose of Ketamine IV Therapy Can Have a Significant Antidepressant Effect Within Hours of the Infusion and Bring Much Needed Relief to Patients Who are Struggling to Get Through the Holidays During a Pandemic
Sleep disorders can lead to mood disorders such as depression. Depression and anxiety can lead to sleep disorders.1 Too little sleep or too much sleep can be a sign of a bigger health concern and should be taken seriously.
Ketamine clinics are considered an essential service during the pandemic and we are committed to caring for our patients as well as for new patients who may need additional mental health therapy and support right now.