Differently from other medications that can take weeks for the client to feel better and see positive results, ketamine is a faster alternative in helping to reduce suicidal thoughts/ideations, by targeting the underlying causes of depression and/or trauma.
Ketamine helps to target brain mechanisms affected by trauma, by supporting new pathways of communication between neurons, stimulation healthy brain activity, and by targeting underlying conditions such as severe depression and anxiety that can contribute to PTSD.
Ketamine has been shown to be effective in targeting the symptoms of a variety of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD). Anxiety disorders are often rooted in past traumas, and ketamine therapy can help in alleviating the symptoms.
People suffering from bipolar disorder often experience periods of mania (high mood) and periods of depression (low mood). The constant change in mood/mood swings can be stressful and debilitating and can lead people to develop suicidal ideations. Ketamine therapy can be an efficient option, with significant positive results.
OCD is a condition where a person has uncontrollable and reoccurring behaviors and thoughts that cause the urge to repeat the behaviors/thoughts repeatedly. It can be debilitating and can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Ketamine has been proven to help decrease the symptoms of OCD, especially in conjunction with psychotherapy.