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Ketamine Infusion Therapy: A Beacon of Hope for Suicidal Ideation

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Depression is a familiar term to most people. Whether it’s seasonal affective depression, major depression, or persistent depression, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been affected. In the darkest moments of depression it is common to have thoughts of suicide. If you or a loved one has experienced feelings of hopelessness […]

Ketamine Therapy for Depression: A Promising Solution for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine Therapy for Depression

For those suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD), finding hope amongst the countless treatment plans can feel overwhelming. However, one promising solution stands out from the crowd: ketamine therapy for depression.  We understand that TRD is a burden on those affected in not only an emotional way, but a physical and economical way as well. Everytime […]

Cultivating Healthy Habits for Optimal Mental Well-being

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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, prioritizing mental health is essential for overall well-being. Just as we engage in physical exercise to keep our bodies healthy, cultivating healthy habits for optimal mental well-being can significantly contribute to mental health. Here are some practical and effective habits to incorporate into your daily routine for […]

Ketamine: an Effective PTSD Treatment for War Veterans

PTSD Treatment

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is proving to be a game-changer as a PTSD treatment  among war veterans, offering a ray of hope for those who have struggled with the enduring effects of trauma. KAP combines the therapeutic benefits of ketamine with traditional psychotherapy to provide a unique and effective approach to healing. This innovative method […]

Ketamine Infusions and Oral Ketamine: A Comparison of 2 Administration Methods

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Ketamine has gained significant attention as a potential treatment for various mental health conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety disorders. This blog aims to provide an in-depth analysis of ketamine’s role in mental health treatment, comparing two primary methods of administration: ketamine infusions and oral ketamine. We will explore the characteristics, […]

Is Ketamine a Psychedelic Medicine?

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Technically, ketamine is not classified as a psychedelic medicine, but rather a dissociative anesthetic.  However, ketamine does have psychedelic effects at higher doses.  The classical psychedelics include psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, DMT, and mescaline, which work on a specific serotonin receptor. Ketamine, on the other hand, is an NMDA receptor antagonist which modulates glutamate levels.  […]

Internal Family Systems: A Novel Therapeutic Approach which Complements Ketamine Treatments

Therapeutic Approach

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on understanding and healing the different parts of our personality or psyche. This approach was developed by Richard Schwartz, a psychotherapist who recognized that individuals often have conflicting emotions, beliefs, and desires that can create internal tension and conflict. The central idea of IFS is […]

A Brief History Of Mental Health Treatment

Mental Health Treatment

Mental health treatment can be broadly defined as any type of intervention intended to help individuals with mental health issues. Throughout history, these treatment practices have gone through immense changes, influenced by factors such as cultural beliefs, religion, political temperatures, and scientific advancements. In this blog post, we’ll explore how mental health treatment has evolved […]