Innovative treatment for depression
After ketamine treatments, the depressed brain is almost identical to the non-depressed picture as new neural activity has awakened the depressed areas. The amygdala, that part of the brain which handles fear and emotion and is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy.
The drug has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of military veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. That part of the brain is also vital in how we deal with anxiety and depression, two mental health disorders whose symptoms have received much attention due to ketamine-related studies.