Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for decades, but recent research has shown that it can also be an effective treatment for chronic pain and mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. If you’re considering ketamine infusion therapy, you probably have a lot of questions about how it works. Here’s a brief overview.
How Does Ketamine Enhance Psychotherapy?
People with “chronic” mental health illnesses combine medication with psychotherapy to make the symptoms subside early. However, there might be some treatment-resistance cases where the diagnosed person experiences severe symptoms after going through medications and psychotherapy. Research has shown that ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is more effective than traditional therapy and antidepressants, and can be used to treat severe mental illness conditions.
How Long Does Ketamine Infusion Therapy Work?
Ketamine infusion therapy is a relatively new off-label medication for severe mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideations, and even a wide range of chronic pain conditions.