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What is neuroplasticity and why is it important?

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s capacity to rewire itself, regenerate, and rearrange neural pathways and connections.

Neuroplasticity is vital for recovery from conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and strokes.

However, neuroplasticity also plays a role in the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.

Negative and anxious thought patterns can be related to faulty or impaired neuroplasticity functions in the brain.

Ketamine is thought to promote neuroplasticity and tap into the brain and the mind’s inner healing capacity.

It allows for our brains to re-establish or create new neural pathways.

These neural pathway changes allow for more profound behavioral changes.

This is important because depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders can have tremendous negative impacts on day-to-day functioning.

Promoting neuroplasticity allows for the opportunity to directly affect these behaviors and improve the lives of our patients.

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