Is Ketamine a Psychedelic Medicine?

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

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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

A Brief History Of Mental Health Treatment by Voyage Healing in Philadelphia, PA

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 […]