What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a drug which has been used primarily as an anesthetic agent but his subanesthetic doses were discovered to induce profound transformative experiences and have an antidepressant effect. Once past the blood brain barrier, ketamine interacts with receptors in the brain, thereby relieving excruciating symptoms of nervous disorder in the body.
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Here you can find academic publications about Ketamine.
- A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of intravenous ketamine infusion for treatment resistant depression: January 2009 – January 2019
- A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of ketamine in the rapid treatment of major depressive episodes
- Ketamine Safety and Tolerability in Clinical Trials for Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Efficacy, Safety, and Durability of Repeated Ketamine Infusions for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression
Hive safety protocol
Amongst our core principles, our сlient’s health and safety comes above all else. In case of emergencies on-site, we are fully staffed and equipped – in our clinic there are always intensivists, nurses, and there is also a large hospital next to us. Our doctors are on site 24 hours a day and provide the patient with complete safety – we guarantee that every step during your treatment is under close medical supervision. Prior to arrival, you will be asked to undergo a comprehensive psychological testing as well as broader medical tests to be approved for the treatment programme. Upon arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to undergo a series of medical examinations to form an individual treatment programme.
Ketamine has become a foundation for the development of many FDA approved antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. Once past the blood brain barrier, ketamine interacts with receptors as an antagonist, thereby relieving excruciating symptoms in the body. Today, ketamine is making significant progress as a promising treatment for pain syndrome, major depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder and other mood conditions, which are the leading cause of mental health problems worldwide.
Ketamine has been clinically used as a general anesthetic since the approval of intravenous and intramuscular ketamine hydrochloride in 1970 by the FDA. However, on March 6, 2019, the FDA approved ketamine for the treatment of depression.
Hive clinic has ketamine treatment protocols for pain syndrome and mood conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD and etc.
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is performed at lower doses of ketamine than those that have been used in anesthesia for decades. Ketamine is known to have excellent safety records – unlike other anesthetics, it does not suppress breathing and blood pressure and is well tolerated by patients.
The most common side effects are:
– a sense of impaired balance and coordination;
– drowsiness and mental confusion;
– visual, auditory, or tactile distortion;
– a feeling of anxiety, fright;
– nausea, vomiting
There is no evidence that ketamine experience leads to addiction.
However, as with any medication, there is potential for abuse and harm if not taken safely and without medical supervision.
A full cycle of ketamine treatment can last up to 5 hours and you may experience a sensation of being out of your body. This experience has also been described as “euphoric,” “soothing,” or “mystical”. Ketamine experiences can range from deep, complete scenes to scattered abstract experiences – patients describe their feelings very differently. It is important to acknowledge that for you these unfamiliar sensations can be unpredictable and even overwhelming, but just such an experience can be a great opportunity to look at life from a new perspective.
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