Ketamine can act as a therapy incubator, allowing you and your therapist to gain a deeper level of trust and understanding to rapidly pave the way for future success. Get ketamine-assisted healing at APN London.
When combined with psychotherapy, ketamine can work to reverse chemical imbalances and help you achieve sustained long-term relief.
Your story is unique. We utilise a variety of assessments to create your highly-individualised lifestyle plan.
We shift the focus from symptoms to root causes to consider the role of trauma and its impact on addiction.
We use evidence-based methods to gather information and pave the way for the next steps.
You are more than your current experience. We recognise the social, environmental, and genetic factors that may have put you at risk.
HOW DOES KETAMINE-ASSISTED HEALING + THERAPY WORK?
Ketamine treatments come in many forms. The dose, environment, route of administration, and adjunctive therapies can all differ depending on your diagnosis and goals. As such, there are several ways that ketamine can help in the treatment of mental illness.
Ketamine is most commonly delivered in a higher dose using a nasal spray, nebuliser, IV, pill, or transdermal patch. At APN London, each client’s ketamine dosage is catered to their needs as determined by their supervising doctor. At higher doses, patients can experience the full dissociative effects of this psychoactive chemical. During ketamine treatments, people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder can let their guard down or access distressing memories without feeling overwhelmed.
WHAT DOES KETAMINE-ASSISTED HEALING + THERAPY TREAT?
Ketamine-assisted healing + therapy can be used as an off-label treatment for:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
LEARN ABOUT KETAMINE TREATMENT
APN Lodge Lead Therapist Lana Seiler talks with Dr. Kate Daly, the Medical Director of Plus by APN on Therapy Unboxed. This episode focuses on ketamine treatment options, what to expect, and applications for depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, pain, trauma, and more.
Listen to learn more about ketamine’s origins, possible side effects and common misconceptions, and the differences between ketamine as a drug of misuse versus therapeutic applications in a clinical environment.
KETAMINE THERAPY TREATMENT EXPERIENCE
Ketamine-assisted therapy happens in three distinct stages. The first stage is preparation: you’ll meet with one of our experienced clinicians to discuss your goals, intentions, and concerns ahead of your session. They will explain what to expect, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have.
KETAMINE-ASSISTED THERAPY TREATMENT PROCESS
- The process starts with a free call or live chat. A member of our contact centre team will gather your information and send it along to our Ketamine-Assisted Healing + Therapy team.
- You will receive a call from an APN London team member to assess your story and financial arrangements.
- A ketamine-assisted healing session typically lasts two hours. First, a medical professional administers ketamine in a calm environment with limited stimuli. They’ll remain nearby and offer support based on your needs.
- Clients typically start noticing the effects of ketamine after 15 to 20 minutes. Effects peak for about 40 minutes and slowly dissipate over the course of two hours.
- Sometimes, challenging emotions and experiences surface during the session. Therapists can respond accordingly and help you navigate any emotional discomfort. As the effects wear off, you’ll work with a therapist to process emotions and integrate the experience.
- Your treatment team (consisting of a doctor, clinician, and nurse) will work together to monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
It’s easy to see why ketamine has become a valuable tool for treating mental health disorders. However, it’s important to note that ketamine alone is not a cure for these disorders; the best treatment is a multipronged approach. Providers often combine ketamine-assisted therapy with several other evidence-based treatments to improve the likelihood of success.
We’re exploring how ketamine has been used in clinical settings and sharing more about the potential benefits and applications of ketamine-assisted therapy.LEARN MORE
THE RESEARCH ON KETAMINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Doctors first observed ketamine’s potential as a mental health aid after patients recovering from surgery reported rapid relief from depression symptoms. After additional research, scientists found ketamine to be an effective tool for quickly reducing depressive symptoms. And unlike other antidepressants, ketamine can work almost immediately, providing much-needed relief for clients struggling with suicidality.
In 2019, the FDA approved the nasal spray form of esketamine to treat depression in adults with treatment-resistant depression in conjunction with an oral antidepressant.