Practical application of the neuroregenerative properties of ketamine: real world treatment experience.

@article{Henderson2016PracticalAO,
  title={Practical application of the neuroregenerative properties of ketamine: real world treatment experience.},
  author={Theodore A. Henderson},
  journal={Neural regeneration research},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={195-200}
}
While controversial, ketamine has emerged as an effective treatment for refractory depression. Serial infusions have been performed 3 times per week, but our practical experience has challenged this precept concerning infusion frequency. Depression is associated with neuron loss, reduced synapse numbers, and dearborization of dendrites. Ketamine appears to potently induce mechanisms which reverse these neurodegenerative processes. Ketamine not only blocks the glutamate receptor, it activates… CONTINUE READING