By Stephen Gasper, MD
For decades, cognitive behavioral therapy has been the standard for treating those suffering from anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric issues. With the advent of anti-depressives and anxiolytic medicine, the neurobiological problems could start to be addressed. However, these medicines have their own shortcomings.
Ketamine, an older medication, now repurposed for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, has proven effective as second-line pharmacotherapy. Ketamine has given hope to many who have been suffering without relief from their symptoms.
Ketamine Infusion with Traditional Therapy, an Effective Combination
While Ketamine therapy by itself is a very useful treatment modality, it can become even more useful when paired with traditional therapy. Ketamine produces an altered state where therapists can access directly through the patient’s observations what they are going through and help guide them as they strive to improve their mental health. The inclusion of a patient’s therapist during infusion can also help keep the experience calm and familiar, making for a better experience, and a better result.
At KDI Health, we fully support Ketamine assisted psychotherapy sessions. While your therapist or psychiatrist is helping guide you mentally on your journey, we will closely monitor your physiologic health and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
To consider benefits from Ketamine infusion therapy, please give us a call at (972) 474-0787. Initial consultations are free, and we would be happy to work with you and your therapist to maximize your treatment. Contact us today to request a consultation.