Posted by Novelagent on May 9, 2012, at 14:09:35
In reply to K-Hole, posted by poser938 on May 3, 2012, at 15:11:28
Depression is caused by irrational thought processes, ultimately, as you know... And it's incredibly irrational to expect a revelation to come from any drug. If ketamine works, it does so over numerous weeks of feeling better--Giving enough time for your brain to heal, and for healthier, adaptive thought processes to gradually replace unhealthy, maladaptive ones. And then there's the regimen of behaviors you are assigned to engage in in CBT as homework.
Who told you this is an overnight cure? Did someone really setup such an unrealistic expectation????
> well i did it yesterday. i took around 180mgs of ketamine. i can definitely see how it could take someone out of a serious episode of depression. it just makes you able to step put of the situation you are in and to analyze things a bit differently. and i felt VERY disconnected. it didn't do what i was hoping for, though. once it wore off after a few hours, i was back to my normal dysfunctional self.
> now im at a loss as to what my next step could be. i contacted the NIMH clinical trial about anything they could do to help and they said that since i had been in a coma they cant enroll me in any of their studies. they said the coma could have changed my brain too much to be able to use in a study. and i'm not planning on trying ECT. i just dont know right now.