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Re: Started oral ketamine Hugh

Posted by SLS on June 8, 2022, at 21:38:50

In reply to Re: Started oral ketamine, posted by Hugh on June 8, 2022, at 13:41:20

> Using virtual reality while you're in a dissociative state might significantly improve the efficacy of ketamine therapy.
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> https://www.freethink.com/technology/virtual-reality-ketamine-therapy
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> Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is doing pioneering work in using virtual reality to treat pain and anxiety. They've treated over 3,000 patients with virtual reality, which has a quieting effect on both the sensory cortex and on the brain's emotional centers, reducing physical pain and emotional pain.The VR headsets Cedars-Sinai uses are manufactured by Pico and Oculus.
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> An excellent book about virtual reality therapy is VRx by Brennan Spiegel, MD, the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai.


From what I've read and heard others describe to me, the magnitude of the dissociation attendent to the optimal therapeutic dosage of ketamine used to treat depression is too mild to produce an altered state with hallucinations. Of course, that doesn't mean that a guided trip at a higher dosages wouldn't work. What I found interesting is that the article described ketamine as having an effect on dopaminergic neurotransmission at higher dosages, but not at lower dosages. At lower dosages, the predominent effect of ketamine is glutamatergic neurotransmission.


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