Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Ketamine Therapy?

Alexandre Porto
4 min readMar 4, 2024
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Ketamine therapy has shown a significant impact on mental health, bringing a safer and more reliable alternative to other current methods of dealing with depression. Ketamine-assisted therapy counts on the capacity of the substance to create mystical experiences, like classic psychedelics like LSD, Psilocybin, and DMT. Like other psychedelic experiences, the ketamine trip is not for everyone. Let’s talk about who is not a good candidate for ketamine therapy.

Ketamine, what is it?

Ketamine is a substance approved in the US by the FDA as an anesthetic that is being used for its mind-expanding properties.

In investigating who is not a good candidate for ketamine-assisted therapy we need to consider the dissociative effects of the ketamine experience. When used in high doses, the therapy participant may feel separated from their body and normal consciousness.

Add this to the mystical journeys that ketamine has been shown to cause and you may understand how ketamine was brought to the forefront of psychedelic research.

Check this article I published recently with Psychedelics-Integration.com:

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Alexandre Porto

Pieces of the integral man. Specialist in the responsible use of psychedelics. https://t.me/perrella