In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the common misconceptions out there about ketamine therapy and ketamine as a treatment. From past stigmas about its legality to several other areas, there are sadly a few such misconceptions out there — correcting them is important to us, as it gives all our patients and prospective patients a legitimate idea of what they can expect when working with us.
At A Mind’s Journey, we proudly offer quality ketamine treatments for anxiety, depression, PTSD and several other needs. Here are a few other frequent misconceptions we hear about these treatments, plus the proper information to ensure you’re fully informed as you consider them.
Misconception: Ketamine Treatments Are Like a Drug “Trip”
Some think of ketamine therapy as similar to a drug “trip.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. Ketamine is actually an approved medication, and while it has psychoactive properties and can bring about sensations of detachment, this isn’t its primary purpose.
Far from being like a psychedelic, ketamine therapy is simply a means of reaching therapeutic goals through controlled drug use. The medication is administered carefully and adjusted as necessary by expert medical professionals to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for patients.
Misconception: Ketamine Therapy Works Instantly
While it’s true that many people can begin seeing positive changes within a single treatment, it’s not true that ketamine therapy works instantly. It takes time for the medication to work on your brain and body as you undergo treatment.
Our patients can expect to undergo treatments over the course of several weeks or up to a month in order to achieve the best results possible from each session. This allows them to work with their provider to ensure they’re getting the care they need and making the progress they want.
Misconception: Ketamine Is Only for Severe Depression
Ketamine is approved by the FDA as a treatment for severe depression, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be effective for other types of mental health issues. In fact, ketamine has shown promise in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions.
At A Mind’s Journey, we’ve seen patients find success in using ketamine to treat everything from anxiety and PTSD to chronic pain and migraines. If you’re struggling with any sort of mental or physical health issue, it’s worth talking to us about whether ketamine might be right for you.
Misconception: All Ketamine Clinics Are the Same
While all ketamine clinics may seem the same at first, there are actually quite a few things that set them apart. When you’re considering treatment, it’s important to take the time to find a provider that meets your specific needs.
At A Mind’s Journey, we offer a variety of services beyond just ketamine therapy. We also provide IV infusions of certain other nutrients and vitamins, therapeutic massage and more. We can help you target your specific needs while working to make sure your comfort is also a priority throughout treatment.
Ketamine therapy doesn’t have to be confusing or scary — it can be a powerful way to change the course of your life for the better. While misconceptions about this treatment may still exist, knowing the proper information will help you make the best decision.
For more on this, or to learn about any of our ketamine treatments, speak to the caring staff at A Mind’s Journey today.