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Is Ketamine A Miracle Cure?

Ketamine is a drug that has shown some positive effects in treating mental health conditions like depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. However, it's important to understand that it's not a "miracle cure" for these conditions.

Ketamine has been around for over 50 years and has been primarily used as an anesthetic, but clinicians have started using it off-label for mental health treatment. Research has found that Ketamine infusion therapy (IM or IV) can provide fast relief for people with severe depression who haven't responded well to other treatments, or for what is known to be "treatment resistant depression". This term has been used for patients who have not had any significant improvements after multiple medication trials.

Similarly, Ketamine has shown great results in reducing symptoms of PTSD and chronic pain.

It's crucial to note that Ketamine Infusions can only be administered by medical and nurse practitioners. Oral Ketamine can be taken without the aid of a medical professional, however a psychiatric assessment is needed before it is prescribed. Oral Ketamine is then taken while receiving professional help by a mental health provider for the purpose of processing adverse or traumatic experiences. The effects can differ between individuals.

In conclusion, oral Ketamine (psycholithic experience) shows promise in treating certain mental health conditions, it's important to approach it with a realistic perspective. Seeking help from a licensed practitioner certified or trained in psychedelic therapies provides a better outcome for the resolution of trauma, anxiety or depressive symptoms.

Ketamine infusion therapy (IM or IV) provides a psychedelic experience and a "reset" though it may not resolve trauma issues completely.

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