Ketamine is one of the most widely used and safest anesthetics in the world according to the World Health Organization who list it as an essential medicine. Researchers at Yale have been studying low-dose ketamine since 2000 in controlled clinic settings for patients with severe depressions unresponsive to other antidepressants. The results have been dramatic: In several studies, more than half show a significant decrease in depression symptoms in 24 hours. Overall, around 4 out of 5 went on to find significant improvement. Ketamine is now extensively used for difficult-to-treat depression, anxiety, anxious bipolar depression, PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain. Ketamine is a great, safe and effective drug that helps lots of people when administered by experts under the right conditions.
Clinics are popping up all over the country in what is a largely cash-based model. So just how can you tell if a ketamine clinic has the right qualifications and the right intentions to care for you or someone you love?
We’ve compiled the ultimate, unbiased guide that we hope will help you as you make this important decision.