Pain Management, PA Education
Laura Witte, PhD, PA-C
Ketamine has recently gained attention as a promising therapy for depression and also has indications for use in the treatment of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), acute pain, perioperative pain, chronic pain, and many other conditions.1 This medication is poorly understood by many clinicians, and some may have a poor association with ketamine based on its association as a drug of abuse. Given the scope of disability that follows the conditions listed above, it is imperative that clinicians gain a better understanding of ketamine as a useful treatment modality. This article offers insight into the therapeutic applications of ketamine that can offer relief of some of the most intractable and debilitating conditions that our society faces.
Cardenas BR. Ketamine - An Overview of Clinical Applications. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2022; 4(3).
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