“Recent research has shown that ketamine has considerable promise for treating a wide range of treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, suicide ideation, addiction and, most notably, treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). Although this research has taken place almost exclusively within the past two decades, evidence of ketamine’s neuropsychiatric effects appeared long before this. For example, ketamine was used throughout the 1970s in Mexico as part of psychedelic therapy sessions that combined traditional healing practices with psychoanalytic techniques.”
NOVA Health Recovery has used buprenorphine succesfully in the treatment of depression.
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