Ketamine has proven itself to be an effective medication for procedural sedation. Now we are seeing how ketamine can treat and alleviate mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain disorders. Experiments are now showing how ketamine also reduces inflammation.
Ketamine has a long track record being used as an analgesic for medical procedures. Historically, this medication was used to reduce peri-operative pain (pain before, during, and after a procedure). Now, ketamine is proving to be useful in treating daily chronic pain, unrelated to a medical procedures.