Mental Health Treatment: How Effective is Ketamine?

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How is Ketamine Used?

Ketamine, once solely known as an anesthetic, is now making waves in the mental health field. As a promising therapy for treatment-resistant depression and other mood disorders, ketamine offers rapid relief for those who haven’t found success with traditional methods. Sam Peterson joins us for a Mental Breakthrough to discuss ketamine therapy with our host, Patricia Wu.

Potential Dangers

While ketamine shows promise in treating certain mental health conditions, notably depression, it’s crucial to be aware of its potential dangers. Short-term risks include dissociation, hallucinations, increased blood pressure, and nausea. Long-term or high-dose misuse can lead to bladder damage, cognitive impairment, and addiction. It’s essential to use ketamine only under medical supervision and to discuss any concerns with your doctor. Remember, responsible use is key to mitigating these risks.

Preparing for Treatment

Peterson shares that ketamine treatment can be quite a disorienting experience, especially when there are changes made to the dosage. As ketamine is such a powerful antidepressant, it’s best to go into each session being mindful of what you want to treat.

For more information on Sam Peterson and his work check out Mind Spa Denver and his LinkedIn.

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