Ketamine Therapy and Eating Disorders – Anorexia and Bulimia
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia) can be life-threatening, if not managed and treated effectively. This mental health condition is complex and recovery is often extremely challenging. For many battling an eating disorder, standard therapies may not be effective. And, when standard treatment is not effective, these individuals are at great risk for fatal complications from their condition.
Ketamine infusion therapy offers a new option for treating eating disorders. Evidence shows that ketamine inhibition of NMDA receptors in the hippocampus of the brain (an area associated with emotion) could interrupt the thought and memory patterns that drive anorexia nervosa.
At our clinic Foundations for Change, we offer ketamine infusion as one option for addressing eating disorders – especially when the disease is life-threatening and/or resistant to other treatment approaches.
Treatment Protocol for Ketamine Therapy for Eating Disorders
Ketamine therapy for eating disorders follows a standard six-treatment protocol with a maintenance program afterward that varies by individual. Research shows that this six-week treatment approach provides the most benefit in treating an individual with an eating disorder.
Do you suffer from an eating disorder? If so, we invite you to call our clinic to learn more about ketamine therapy and see if it might be right for you.