Nov 15, 2022
This episode is all about ketamine therapy: the most legally accessible psychedelic therapy. Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for many years. But recently, it's caught on for treating patients with mental health issues--especially those who haven't responded to medication or are (content warning) suicidal.
To find out more, I spoke with Dr. Carlos De La Hoz. He's a doctor at the NeoMedicine Institute, where he administers ketamine therapy. We spoke about why ketamine's different than other psychedelics, the legality and cost of ketamine therapy, why we need to question long-term antidepressant use, where one might start if they want to try ketamine therapy, and lots more. I hope it's helpful!
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