Ketamine and Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a severe problem in the United States, with heavy alcohol use causing approximately 95,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol Use Disorder on the Rise The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with a significant increase in risky drinking and the development of AUD, […]
The Wounded Healer: How Ketamine Uncovered My Trauma and Changed My Practice Focus
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy helped this pediatric physician and academic excise her own childhood trauma and, finally, understand the power and necessity of integrated care. This series won a Fall 2022 Digital Health Merit Award. I took my first psychedelic substance when I was well over the age of 48. It does sound trite to say, I […]
How Ketamine Assisted Therapy Can be More Effective and Long Lasting?
Ketamine is certainly making headlines as a groundbreaking treatment for treatment-resistant depression suicidality, PTSD, anxiety, OCD and even chronic pain. Ketamine is a medicine that is in a completely different class than all the typical medications used for these conditions such as SSRI’s, anxiety medications, mood stabilizers and medicine for chronic pain. These medications are taken […]
How Do I Know If My Ketamine Treatment is Working?
Getting ketamine assisted therapy (KAT) is an investment. We recognize that this is a commitment. Many ask, ‘what is a positive result or outcome from KAT that I should expect with all the time, effort, and money I have spent?’ It’s natural for people ask this question and others. How do I know I am […]
How Is Depression Defined in the Medical Community? Is Ketamine Truly a Great Treatment?
Depression is a common and serious mental health disorder that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities a person once enjoyed. A persistent case of depression can limit a person’s ability to work and live normally, as […]
Is Ketamine With Psychotherapy (KAP) Really Effective for PTSD?
Ketamine has been used in medical settings for over 50 years, but its use as a treatment for mental health conditions is relatively new. A growing body of research suggests that ketamine may be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A 2018 study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that a single dose […]
How Ketamine Acts on Your Brain Waves
There has been some interesting work in the past few years that actually help explain how the healing effects of ketamine work in the brainThese studies have included measuring actual brain activity in the forms of different waves in the brain. Brainwave activity on an EEG are measured in different waves. Lets learn a little […]
Ketamine Therapy Saved His Life, Says Chris (45)
Suffering From Depression Chris stood in the kitchen struggling to make a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. At 45 years old, he felt helpless at the thought that making a simple sandwich was not a mindless activity anymore. He knew that the depth of his dark depression had brought him to this and even waking […]
Can I Legally Take Ketamine Therapy for Depression in California?
Yes, you can take ketamine therapy for depression in California as long as it is being administered by a licensed physician. Ketamine therapy has been approved by the FDA to treat certain forms of depression and may be prescribed off-label for other conditions. If you are considering ketamine therapy for your own treatment, make sure […]
How Ketamine Uncovered My Trauma and Changed My Practice Focus
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy helped this pediatric physician and academic excise her own childhood trauma and, finally, understand the power and necessity of integrated care. I took my first psychedelic substance when I was well over the age of 48. It does sound trite to say, I found myself in psychedelics. Yet what did happen with psychedelics […]