How does Ketamine work?

Ketamine acts differently on our brains and neurological system when compared to traditional anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications such as SSRI’s, TCA’s, MAOI’s, and benzodiazepines. The mechanism of how exactly ketamine is able to remarkably reduce depression as it does in so many candidates is still unclear. What is known, however, is that when ketamine is administered in a very precise manner it triggers a cascading sequence of events in the brain, which leads to the regeneration of previously healthy neurons that had been damaged. The entire process is complex and still under investigation, but the outcome is clear – significant increase in the physical and emotional status of an individual.