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Ketamine Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and PTSD

Ketamine therapy is a legal, safe and effective treatment option for treatment resistant depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Research suggest that the antidepressant effects of ketamine arise from its relationship with glutamate, a neurotransmitter in the brain that sends messages related to motor function, emotion, and memory.  Ketamine has the potential to catalyze and accelerate the healing process in individuals suffering from an array of symptoms. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy combines the therapeutic effects of the drug with the support of a trained guide.

The psychotherapy component allows for the integration of insights gained through the Ketamine experience, thereby helping to establish long-term relief.  As my mentor, psychiatrist Phil Wolfson teaches, ketamine is "a time out from ordinary mind," allowing a much needed respite from the psychological exhaustion brought about by depression.

"Ketamine’s potential lies in its ability to catalyze individual transformation. The primary effect of ketamine seems to be its ability in recipients to shift their awareness from one fixated mind-state or perspective to a new one. Hopefully and usually, this kind of paradigm shift leads to a more enlightened view of their human condition. With adequate attention given to set and setting in its application, this can lead to better personal behavior." - Michael Ziegler