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Ketamine Psychotherapy vs. Ketamine Infusions

Updated: Apr 9


Ketamine Psychotherapy vs. Ketamine Infusions


Unpacking the Promise of Psychedelics in Psychotherapy


Emerging research is revealing exciting possibilities with psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin, especially when combined with psychotherapy. This approach is gaining attention for its effectiveness in cases where traditional methods like SSRIs and standard psychotherapy fall short.


Ketamine: A Trailblazer in Psychedelic Therapy

As of now, ketamine is unique in its legal status as a Schedule III drug, making it a key player in the realm of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It's not just an antidepressant for some; it's also a crucial component in the transformative experience of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.


Diving Deeper: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy vs. Ketamine Infusions


Understanding KAP

In ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, professionals use their expertise to help those battling mental health challenges like persistent depression or anxiety. KAP involves administering a controlled dose of ketamine before a therapy session, creating an environment where individuals can engage more deeply with the therapy process.


The Edge of KAP

KAP offers a more holistic and engaging mental health care approach than traditional IV infusion methods. The combination of low to moderate doses of ketamine with psychotherapy creates a supportive and transformative experience for clients.


Ketamine Infusion Therapy: What's Ketamine Infusion All About?

This treatment involves administering ketamine via IV, mainly targeting treatment-resistant depression. The process involves multiple sessions where ketamine is directly infused into the bloodstream.


KAP vs. Infusion: Why KAP Has the Upper Hand

When compared, psychotherapy usually has more to offer regarding support. KAP, with its combination of ketamine and psychotherapy, provides a more comfortable and effective experience. The presence of experienced clinicians throughout the process adds invaluable support, making it less intimidating for those new to ketamine.


Clarifying the Differences

While the differences between ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and ketamine infusions are distinct, they can be confusing for beginners. This guide aims to demystify these treatments, helping you understand each method better.


Interested in learning more about psychedelic therapy in the Bay Area? Visit Temenos Center for more information.






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