Why Not Micro-dose?
No one should risk arrest, jail time, a life long criminal record and financial penalties to self medicate their depression or anxiety with psilocybin. An equivalent or better legal prescription medication is available. Ketamine has been called "the biggest breakthrough in depression research in a half century". Not only does ketamine help you grow new brain cell connections that facilitate unique problem solving and new ways of processing information, but with appropriate supportive therapy, many people feel better than they have in years and are able to lower or eliminate their medications.
Clinical studies show that the ability of psychoactive substances like psilocybin and ketamine to treat depression is significantly improved when given along with therapy. Without therapy they are not likely to significantly improve their mental state, and may potentially worsen their psychological health. Not to mention, risking a class 3 felony is not worth it.
Ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic medicine at it's current therapeutic dose. Over time with use, patients reported their depression or anxiety was gone, for example, on recovering from anesthesia. Ketamine is now used in ERs to treat people who are acutely suicidal. Patients also describe having significantly less pain after anesthesia with ketamine, and lower doses can be given for pain. Other studies have demonstrated a significant improvement in treatment resistant depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, pain, OCD, and eating disorders.
We offer in office and home low dose ketamine therapy for our patients who suffer treatment resistant depression, anxiety, post partum depression, fibromyalgia, and OCD. We chose ketamine therapy because people are tired of suffering with the side effects of their usual medications, or that nothing has helped despite trying for years to get relief, and ketamine is safe, fast, and effective.