I Tried Ketamine Therapy

Is it the silver bullet for anxiety and depression that it claims to be?

5 min readDec 14, 2022


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If you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, ads in social media for ketamine therapy from Joyous or Mindbloom have most likely slithered into your social media feeds recently thanks to the all-knowing algorithm.

Being a cutting-edge therapy that just became legal, I felt I owed it to myself and my readers to play guinea pig and report back. I have been ping-ponging between depression and anxiety since the pandemic, but this is the first attractive option I’ve seen in some time.

Obligatory Disclaimer Stuff: I am not a doctor and don't play one on the internet, this should not be considered medical advice. I am not sponsored or paid by any company, this is purely my unique experience to help guide the curious.

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What is it?

Ketamine is basically an animal tranquilizer, but when humans use it, there are analgesic, dissociative, and psychoactive properties. It was a party drug in the 90s, but after many scientific studies, it has been shown to provide…