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Ketamine for Tourettes
Ketamine for Tourettes

Ketamine for Tourettes

Ketamine for Tourettes is currently in the public eye due to its effectiveness in treating different disorders. It has proven itself as a popular treatment for conditions like depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental conditions. 

This effectiveness is partly due to how ketamine works. It works by increasing glutamate production in the brain. This allows the brain to heal at the fundamental level. Attacking the root cause of common disorders can offer patients a game-changing therapeutic option. Especially for those patients who have tried other treatment methods with no success.


The CDC describes Tourette Syndrome as a condition of the nervous system. This condition causes people to suffer from “tics.” These tics may include sudden movements, such as twitching or uncontrollable eye blinking. Other people may have vocal tics and continuously make certain sounds. For example, some people may make a grunting noise.

Tourette syndrome usually develops when a child is between 5 and 10 years old. Some people can have temporary tics lasting months. In contrast, some people may be affected in the long-term. Others may display a single tic, whereas others may be afflicted by more than one.

Although some people have tics that do not interfere with their tasks, others may be more affected. Therefore, research into treating this life-hampering condition can be essential.
Unfortunately, people with Tourette Syndrome are unable to stop themselves from engaging in these movements or sounds and may succeed for certain periods. Eventually, they find themselves doing these tics. Ketamine for Tourettes Syndrome has the potential to help many people lead better lives. 


Recently, ketamine has become a globally popular treatment for many mental health conditions. As such, it can bring quick improvements in mental health and neurological conditions. It has the potential to offer patients an alternative to conventional techniques. Ketamine for Tourettes works in various ways to improve mental health, according to numerous scientific studies.

One way is by helping the brain do what it does best: adapt. By increasing what’s known as neuroplasticity, it allows the brain to form new connections. Therefore, it can provide a potentially game-changing option for patients dealing with various conditions.

Throughout its 60-odd-year history, ketamine has been used primarily as an anesthetic or to relieve or prevent pain. It then became known as a recreational drug due to people abusing its euphoric-like effects. Recently, research has suggested the effectiveness of using ketamine for Touettes. Ketamine has also become known due to its ability to treat numerous other conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Neuropathic pain 


Intriguing research conducted a few years ago shows a possible connection between ketamine and Tourette Syndrome. In 2019, a study from Lancaster University discovered how a genetic alteration can impact the development of Tourette Syndrome. The research also suggested that ketamine could be used as a treatment to relieve the effects of this condition. The exact way in which these genetic changes lead to an increased risk is not fully understood.

However, the researchers did test ketamine’s ability to improve brain function. Lead researcher Dr. Neil Dawson said the results were intriguing, suggesting “that ketamine can restore some aspects of the brain dysfunction” associated with Tourette Syndrome. He adds, “The brain circuits affected suggest that these drugs may be useful for the cognitive and motor problems experienced by people with these disorders.”

Ketamine for Tourette Syndrome may show multiple potential benefits. First, it shows some promise in quieting hyperactive brain regions. Secondly, it can help improve how certain brain areas communicate with each other. It’s important to remember that doctors advise caution. For many patients, the safest option is to ask for advice from qualified doctors.


Patients often have questions about the cost of ketamine therapy. However, it varies based on different things like the type and how many treatments you get. Intramuscular treatments are applied to the muscles, while intravenous treatments are applied to a vein. 

Our practice also offers various discounts, or packages that include multiple injections. We treat countless patients and can formulate the most effective plan based on your unique needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us at (385) 685-1410 or through our website.


Ketamine for Tourette Syndrome can improve one’s quality of life. Alternatively, if you’re dealing with another nervous system condition, ketamine therapy in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, UT, can help you find relief. To discover how we can best help you, please call us at (385) 685-1410 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at one of our practices in West Jordan or Salt Lake City, UT.

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