Ketamine, initially known for its use as an anesthetic, has been gaining attention in recent years for its potential in treating various mental health conditions, mainly when used in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Many research studies below describe the benefits of Ketamine for PTSD, substance use disorders, depression, and chronic pain. In our experience, Ketamine is effective in the treatment of many conditions.
And...Individuals with Substance Use Disorder are at higher risk of Ketamine abuse. Please let your provider know that you have a substance use disorder before starting Ketamine treatment.
Substance Use Disorders
We have trained and certified ketamine-assisted psychotherapists. Studies have shown reductions in substance use for people with substance use disorders.
One of the most studied uses of ketamine in psychiatry is for treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine has been found to produce rapid antidepressant effects, even in individuals who have not responded to standard antidepressant medications.
While not a mental health condition per se, chronic pain often has psychological components, and ketamine has been used for its analgesic properties, particularly in neuropathic pain.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Preliminary studies suggest that ketamine may help alleviate symptoms of PTSD. Its rapid action on symptoms like anxiety and depression can be beneficial in PTSD treatment.
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