Ketamine assisted therapy healing has revolutionized the mental health field. Since the days of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis developed by Sigmund Freud and his contemporaries, this field has made significant progress. One of the latest approaches is Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAT).
Ketamine is a generic dissociative medication. It is primarily used and recognized as one of the world’s safest and most efficacious anesthetic agents. Since the mid-20th century, its use has expanded to induce profound psychedelic experiences. Substantial anecdotal evidence and an increasing number of clinical research studies suggest that ketamine may play a significant role in this emerging therapy for mental health conditions. Ketamine demonstrates immense potential in enhancing mental and emotional wellness. It also effectively reduces symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, addiction, PTSD, trauma, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain for many people.
Ketamine’s efficacy in treating these conditions lies in its delivery within a therapeutic setting by a team of professionals. This team includes trained psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, medical doctors and nurses. This interdisciplinary approach incorporates a wide variety of modalities to make lasting behavioural and personal changes.
What are the advantages of Ketamine Assisted Therapy for healing?
In comparison to other classic psychedelics, Ketamine is short-acting and often works quickly to ease symptoms. Another advantage is that ketamine leaves the system quickly so even though there may be short-term side effects, people often find they are up and functioning soon after a three-hour session.
Moreover, ketamine offers a lot of potential for those with conditions that disallow the use other psychedelics in a clinical setting. For example, ketamine doesn’t interact with SSRIs or other serotonin system influencing medications. This allows for more people to access this therapy without interruption to their existing treatment regimen.
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