Ketamine assisted psychotherapy
Ketamine has been safely and widely used as an approved anaesthetic. Recently ketamine has become increasingly popular in medicine for its fast-acting anti-depressant effects.
Ketamine produces dissociative and hallucinogenic effects which makes it the only legal proto-psychedelic medicine currently available. While traditional therapies tried to diminish or even abolish these “side effects,” recent studies show that the quality of the subjective experience is an essential part of the individual healing process.
Our team administers ketamine in a personalized treatment- scheme that involves various doses and educative elements that help the patient to increase the usefulness of the therapeutic experience with this substance.
OVID conducts treatments with ketamine embedded in a professional psychotherapeutic framework, thereby combining the plain neurobiological effects with the mind-altering properties of the medicine. Clinical data indicates that this innovative approach with ketamine is especially beneficial for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, or OCD. Additionally, we specialize in pain-syndromes in combination with depression.
We are treating patients, not malfunctioning brains. That means supporting people in restoring their neurochemistry for creating the awareness necessary for the next steps in their life. Our therapeutic approach is about meaning, acceptance, and transformation.
Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle
Medical Director at OVID