Ketamine is being used to treat an array of mental health conditions and substance use disorders in conjunction with therapy. These treatments often involve administering Ketamine in a clinical environment guided by a trained mental health professional, followed by talk therapy sessions.
Ketamine for Conditions
Things to Know
- Research shows ketamine is a potential treatment for Major Depression Disorder (MDD) and Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
- Ketamine also shows promise in treating anxiety disorders
- People often experience benefits within an hour of ketamine-assisted therapy
- In studies, ketamine shows efficacy in treating alcoholism
Ketamine for Depression
One of the most promising uses of ketamine in the mental health field is to treat Major Depression Disorder.Read about ketamine as a treatment for depression.
Ketamine for PTSD
Ketamine also shows promise as a treatment for TRD and and PTSD together, and for PTSD alone.Ketamine as a treatment for PTSD.
Ketamine for Anxiety
Research suggests ketamine can help with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety.Ketamine as a treatment for anxiety.
Ketamine for OCD
Ketamine has shown potential for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Ketamine as a treatment for OCD.
Ketamine for Substance Abuse: Alcohol and Opioids
Ketamine may play a role in treating Substance Use Disorder.Read about ketamine as a treatment for substance abuse disorders.
Ketamine for Pain
Ketamine research also suggests it has pain relieving qualities.Ketamine as a treatment for pain.