Tips for Loved Ones
Know the Plan
During the Session
Conversations During and After Treatment
It is normal to be curious about ketamine treatment and want to know more about what the patient is experiencing. However, the patient might not be willing or ready to discuss their personal thoughts, so it is best for loved ones to be patient and supportive. Do not take it personally if the patient is quiet or emotional. Avoid asking the patient what the “experience” was like and avoid bringing up painful or difficult topics such as politics, family dynamics, money, employment, or trauma.
Post Treatment Activities and Decision Making
It is best to make a plan ahead of time and be flexible to the patient’s needs. Some patients want to go straight home and sleep after treatment, while others are fine or go out, eat, and socialize. Avoid asking patients to make big decisions for the rest of the day.