January 3, 2023

What you need to know about ketamine-assisted therapy

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss what you need to know about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

(1:43) Ram Dass’s family dinner
(4:27) What is ketamine?
(7:05) What does ketamine feel like?
(11:29) Ketamine as a psychotomimetic
(12:53) Ego dissociation as a therapy
(14:54) The limitations of ketamine therapy
(16:00) The different approaches to ketamine therapy
(23:10) Ketamine dosing strategies
(27:05) Psychedelic, psycholytic, and psychiatric uses of ketamine
(28:30) The advantages of combining ketamine and psychotherapy
(33:17) Typical course of ketamine treatment
(37:20) Spravato and the cost of ketamine treatment
(40:45) Ketamine prescriptions for at-home use

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