What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy is a type of treatment that involves the use of the drug ketamine to alleviate symptoms of certain mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that is commonly used in medical settings for sedation and pain relief.

In recent years, ketamine has gained attention as a potential treatment for treatment-resistant depression and other mental health conditions. Ketamine therapy typically involves a series of intravenous (IV) infusions of the drug, administered under the supervision of a healthcare provider. The effects of the treatment can be felt quickly, often within hours or days, and may provide relief for several weeks or months. At ReWild Medicine, patients receive six doses of ketamine administered by intramuscular injection over the course of two back-to-back long weekends.

Ketamine therapy is not without risks and potential side effects, and it is important to receive this treatment under the care of licensed healthcare providers who are experienced in administering ketamine. Additionally, ketamine therapy is not appropriate for everyone and should be used only after a thorough evaluation and discussion of the risks and benefits with a healthcare provider.

To find out if you are eligible for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at ReWild Medicine, please review our admissions criteria.