How does Ketamine work in Human Brain?

If you have even the slightest idea about Ketamine then you must know about its successful progression over the time. Ketamine helps to treat patients suffering from chronic psychiatric disorders.

In fact, it is best known for its effectiveness to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD and even bipolar disorder.

So how does our brain respond to Ketamine infusions?

So far there have been several attempts to resolve the mystery. But researchers now recognize various potential uses of Ketamine infusion including the elimination of suicidal ideation, chronic pain relief, and prevention of relapse in alcohol or even drug abuse etc.

Little by little, researchers have painted a picture of depression effects on the human brain. As per the discovery in China by the Zhejiang University research team; Ketamine help by decreasing neuronal bursting in a particular pea-sized part of the human brain known as lateral habenula.

This direct bursting effect reduces the depression systems in our brains!

The research work also successfully answered many other questions of researchers with regards to use of Ketamine to treat depression. Some of these questions include;

  • Which neural pathway is responsible for leading to depression?
  • What other receptors, as well as neural channels, need to be active to ensure Ketamine effectiveness?
  • What makes Ketamine to rapidly reduce depression symptoms and how does it work in the long run?

The detailed study of this research work provides answers to all these questions. In fact, every researcher is building upon the research work of another team of researchers. Nevertheless, this study is a ray of hope for the patients suffering from chronic depression, all over the world.

As the researchers piece the puzzle together, the evolution of Ketamine infusion will also continue. Since it has been a remarkable and an inspiring journey so far, we are glad to be one of the active participants in offering professional Ketamine infusion treatment to treat psychiatric conditions.