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Ketamine's Slow Acceptance By The Medical Community

Ketamine's Slow Acceptance By The Medical Community

If you are reading this article, then you are likely already aware of the potential of ketamine infusions for the treatment of depression, PTSD, suicidality, and anxiety.  Unfortunately, the majority of people are unaware this is an option, or if they are aware, they simply believe ketamine is “just a horse tranquilizer” and drug of abuse that has no benefits in the treatment of mood disorders.

Humans don’t like change, and the medical community is made up…of well humans. Even though there is scientific data to support the efficacy of ketamine treatments, it does mean a change in the way the medical community approaches mood disorders. Let’s look at history to understand this better.

The Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model of Medicine

The Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model of Medicine

At Reset Ketamine, we take a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to medicine.   Dr. Ko's medical training is from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. This is where the biopsychosocial model was founded.  For example, when someone comes in with chest pain, we’re not only looking at the organic or biological causes of chest pain, i.e heart attacks, pneumothorax, aortic dissection, fractures, pneumonia, costochondritis, etc.