As we commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day in 2023, it is crucial to shed light on a growing concern that affects millions of people worldwide. As our population ages, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is on the rise. This day serves as a reminder of the importance of raising awareness, providing support, and promoting early detection and prevention of this debilitating condition.
Ketamine is an anaesthetic agent which has been used safely for general anaesthesia for many decades. Recently it has been demonstrated in scientific studies that at low doses it has a rapid and robust antidepressant effect. The drug works by targeting the glutamate system in the brain, which is involved in mood regulation. It is widely gaining acceptance in the USA, Europe, and India as a treatment for people with acute depression and feeling suicidal, chronic depression or treatment-resistant depression.