Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic drug that has been in medical use since 1970. It is included on The World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Within a specific dosage range, ketamine is a potent psychedelic medicine and for the past 20 years it has been prescribed off-label for pain control and a variety of mental health issues. Ketamine provides rapid antidepressant effects in addition to the insights that arise from expanded states of consciousness. Ketamine has been shown to be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression for 30-60% of participants who receive a full course of treatment.
What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a unique therapeutic modality that is used to treat a variety of mental health struggles including: anxiety, depression, addictions and PTSD. It involves the use of Ketamine to enhance and deepen the therapeutic process, and the use of psychotherapy to help integrate and sustain the beneficial effects of the ketamine treatment.
The Ketamine Providers Network approaches ketamine treatment within a larger frame of holistic health and wellness.