Anxiety is the most common mental health challenge in the U.S. today. It affects 40 million people in the U.S. alone and 264 million around the world. More staggering is the fact that, unfortunately, conventional treatment doesn’t work for a large portion of those who suffer from anxiety. According to PubMed, more than 50% of patients suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (the most common anxiety disorder) are considered treatment-resistant. We have good news for the large number of people suffering, seemingly hopelessly! Ketamine infusions can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, and it can do so immediately.
We have talked a lot about Ketamine and its effectiveness in treating depression and chronic pain. We even shared intimate experiences via the diary of a brave client. Because we are continually blown away by Ketamine’s life-changing results, we feel compelled to continue sharing in hopes of helping as many of you as possible and to emphasize the many applications of Ketamine. Not only does Ketamine help with depression and chronic pain, but it’s been found to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well!
Our brave client completed her sixth Ketamine session and provided her reflections on the process and its impact on her. When combined with her own open-mindedness and hard work, these Ketamine treatments made some significant, lasting changes in her life and in her outlook. As usual, she describes it far better than we could, so ENJOY the last entry in The Ketamine Diaries!
This week, in our client’s third Ketamine session, we dive even deeper with her. Last session, she learned to sit with discomfort, and now she is learning to reframe challenges and discouragement. This is huge! Through her beautiful reflections, we are seeing her brain slowly rewired. The Ketamine does its job on a chemical level, and she does her job by earnestly processing and implementing the lessons gleaned from each session. We are so proud of her and so thrilled with the effectiveness of this treatment. Her words express it much better than we could, so enjoy!
After critical acclaim, we’re back with session 2 of the Ketamine Diaries! We loved hearing our client’s vulnerable and vivid description of her first experience with Ketamine. This week, we bring you her account of her second session, and she gets even more vulnerable. The most important thing to take from this account is that Ketamine is not a magic bullet or a happy pill. It is a tool that must be handled with care. It helps to rewire your brain, but you must prepare for each session, engage each session, and incorporate changes after each session. She talks about sitting with the discomfort of the treatment and the changes she hopes to make afterward. We hope you find it as informative and helpful as we did!
One of our first Ketamine clients was brave enough to not only try Ketamine for her depression but to document her experience and to anonymously share it with the community. She did so to shed light on the process and benefits and to help alleviate any fear. For the next four weeks, we will publish one diary entry each week.
Ketamine use has been found to lessen depression symptoms in 70% of patients. Ketamine’s unique effect on brain chemistry makes it extremely safe and effective. We hope an understanding of this process will remove some of the taboo and shed some light on the potential benefits of ketamine infusion therapy.