For Treatment-Resistant Conditions, Ketamine Effects Can be Fast and Long-Lasting

For Treatment-Resistant Conditions, Ketamine Effects Can be Fast and Long-Lasting

Whitney Hebbert is an LMFT at the Healing Ketamine clinics in Utah.

Many people with depression, anxiety, and PTSD have tried numerous medications and therapies without success. 

Ketamine therapy has been gaining attention in recent years as a promising treatment for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, addictions, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The benefits of ketamine therapy are significant and can change the lives of people struggling with mental health issues, especially treatment-resistant mental health conditions. 

A Quick-Acting Effect

One of the primary benefits of ketamine therapy is its rapid onset of action. Unlike traditional antidepressants, which can take weeks or even months to become effective, ketamine can provide relief within hours. This fast-acting effect makes it an ideal treatment option for those in need of immediate relief from symptoms.

Few Side Effects 

In addition to its rapid onset and effectiveness in treating treatment-resistant conditions, ketamine therapy also has a low risk of side effects compared to other treatments. Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine does not have significant side effects such as sexual dysfunction, weight gain, or drowsiness.

A Lasting Effect

Ketamine therapy is also shown to have a lasting effect. With benefits often lasting for weeks or even months after a single treatment. This is in contrast to traditional treatments, which may require daily or weekly administration to maintain their benefits.

Ketamine Promotes Neurogenesis

One of the most exciting benefits of ketamine therapy is its ability to promote neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. These terms refer to the growth and formation of new brain cells. This is important because many mental health conditions are thought to be related to a decrease in the production of new brain cells. By promoting neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, ketamine therapy may have a lasting impact on mental health and well-being.

It is important to note that ketamine therapy should only be administered under the supervision of a licensed medical professional and that individual results may vary. Further research is needed to fully understand the benefits of ketamine therapy and its potential long-term effects. Ketamine is one more tool for our mental health. 

Whitney Hebbert

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Whitney Hebbert, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist with education and training in treating children, adolescents, and adults. She works in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and various issues that arise in relationships, and helps clients heal from PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain through ketamine infusions and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Healing Ketamine clinics in Utah.

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