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At Home Ketamine Assisted Therapy: A Convenient Alternative For The Treatment Of Mental Health

At home ketamine assisted therapy with oral or sublingual ketamine is gaining a lot of popularity as a potentially effective treatment for different mental health disorders such as depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide. Recent study estimates indicate that in the United states approximately 17 million adults experience a major depressive or anxiety episode each year.


Similarly, suicide rates had been increased considerably between 1999 and 2018, surpassing 30% in 25 states. Different researchers and doctors have proposed various treatment options to treat mental health conditions. One of these effective treatment options is the ketamine pill. The use of Ketamine for depression costs much lower than the user can imagine and due to being highly effective, it may be useful in treating different mental health disorders.



Woman having a ketamine session on her bed


What Does the Latest Research Say about Oral Ketamine?


Numerous people benefit from oral ketamine administration. That is because this medicine has been shown to be more effective at supporting individuals in navigating their way to the most appropriate treatment option for them than other management methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy and medications which are quite costly and can take years to work [1].


For example, patients are most frequently prescribed a new medicine with a starting dose and subsequent dose adjustments, and it can take anywhere from two weeks to nearly four months to ascertain whether the medication is working properly. If not, then the patient must start over by trying another medicine for the next few months, and so on.


What makes it more difficult is that even if you do find a medicine that works for you, it will eventually stop working. Then you have to find a new drug and start again. This can cost you a lot in terms of money and time. Similarly, cognitive behavioral therapy is quite expensive and each session costs 100 to 200 dollars per session.


Additionally, ketamine infusions are costly with an expenditure of over $1000 per session even without psychotherapy. Sublingual ketamine treatment is a more convenient and affordable treatment option that can be highly effective in the treatment of mental health disorders.


According to the studies, the ketamine increases glutamate (a neurotransmitter) between neurons, which aids the brain in forming new connections. This enhances the brain's plasticity and capacity for the formation of new pathways, enabling patients to adopt more optimistic ideas and actions that could be beneficial in different mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder [2,3,4].


Moreover, multiple studies have shown that after only 24 hours, over half of the individuals observed a significant improvement in depression symptoms. These are individuals who have not responded to other antidepressant medications [5].


The use of oral ketamine for depression cost less and you can take an oral ketamine pill at home following the doctor’s instructions.


A good music can help you during ketamine therapy


Ketamine Assisted Therapy At ISHA


Ketamine has the power to change your life! If you are suffering from a mental health condition and looking for a budget-friendly but effective option to treat your condition, you have come to the right place. At ISHA, we have experienced doctors and facilitators that provide comprehensive ketamine-assisted therapy in the comfort of your own home.



References

  • Al Jumaili, W., Trivedi, C., Chao, T., Kubosumi, A., & Jain, S. (2022). The safety and efficacy of Ketamine NMDA receptor blocker as a therapeutic intervention for PTSD review of a randomized clinical trial. Behavioral Brain Research, 113804.

  • Rosenblat, J. D., Carvalho, A. F., Li, M., Lee, Y., Subramanieapillai, M., & McIntyre, R. S. (2019). Oral Ketamine for Depression: A Systematic Review. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 80(3), 18r12475. https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.18r12475

  • Dutton, M., Chan, A. T., Beaudequin, D., Jensen, E., Jones, M., Gallay, C. C., ... & Hermens, D. F. (2022). Oral ketamine reduces the experience of stress in people with chronic suicidality. Journal of affective disorders, 300, 410-417.

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