2 thoughts on “Ketamine for psychiatric treatments in Australia in 2019

  1. I have yet to form an opinion of medical practices opening Ketamine infusion clinics. The drug has more than proven itself as the best treatment for suicidal people as well as refractory depression, PTSD, etc. and, unless the DEA has changed it’s scheduled class (it was CIII when I was working as a nurse) than if a person acquired it for personal use I cannot imagine sever penalties given. I also doubt that with basic knowledge of the so called “dark net” a person would be at much risk. My problem with the clinics popping up everywhere charging 600$ to 3000$ for a drug that literally cost pennies.

    I just cannot get behind a movement that accepts enormously obscene amounts of money so people can get a buzz while those who need it end up dead. Also, and I am speaking from experience, it is not the drug that produces this profound result. It is the dissertation from yourself. These new drugs (Esketsmine and such) try to limit this effect. It is because there is no longer a patent on the drug and high yield processing is a well guarded subject.

    Just my opinion.


  2. I am saddened to call myself Australian, many here still live in the 1960’s the medical profession & there approach to treatment included. I live in area which is currently experiencing the highest rate of suicide on record, public health services are being cut, 12 month wait to see psychiatrists & being treated with 50 year old medications which doesn’t work in this day and age! the saddest & most tragic thing is when there have been cases of Murder Suicide & young children are now dead as a consequence! If you live outside a major city, you wont be selected in any of the trials!

    Why Aren’t these Ketamine trials beings conducted in areas where they will be most affective?


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