What is Ketamine Assisted Therapy?
In addition to more “typical” psychiatric medicines to treat mood disorders, we now use Ketamine RDT (rapidly dissolving tablets) in the context of an excellent treatment protocol, using the most currently available evidence-base to inform this approach. Ketamine has an approximately 50 years’ use in medicine as an anesthetic, typically involving intravenous infusions or injections. At the same time, it was notable that this medicine had the unique ability to help a person remit their major depressive illness or suicidality, although this “effect” was short-lived. Over time, with the help of a changing society’s appreciation of these “alternative” approaches, the use of ketamine to treat and provide rapid relief of symptoms to a variety of psychiatric illnesses (including depression, anxiety and PTSD) has been extraordinarily effective, especially for those who are unable to tolerate the more “classic” serotonin-based antidepressants.