Wayne Health at the Wayne State University School of Medicine provides a wide selection of psychiatric services for those suffering from mental health issues. Specific health ailments they treat include anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
The faculty and resident staff at Wayne Health also offer an interventional psychiatry program. In the program, patients can find relief from their disorders using different therapies. These therapies include repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and rapid-acting antidepressant medication administration.
– Ketamine treatment for treatment-resistant mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression
Ketamine has a bit of stigma and baggage given its history. While you may think of it as a “party drug” from the 1990s, there is a growing amount of research that says it has some positive potential. The more research our major institutions conduct, the less stigma there will be around these drugs. And if they can help people with drug-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc, then why wouldn’t we put these to use in proper, clinical settings?
This is primarily due to its stigma as a party drug. The truth is yes, ketamine is legal. In fact, it is only a Schedule III drug by the DEA. This puts it on the same level as Tylenol and codeine. So don’t let the baggage of this drug stop you from learning more about it. As always, ask your doctor if ketamine therapy is right for you.