By the time Aubree N. found Joyous, a mail-order ketamine treatment for mental health, she had already given the gamut of modalities a try: Somatic experiencing. EMDR. Neurofeedback. Brain spotting. Talk therapy. Breathwork. Microdosing psilocybin. Antidepressants.
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Tom was in the depth of a clinical, life-altering depression. He was suffering from physical and mental PTSD so severe that he went on disability leave for nine months. A psychiatrist friend who was researching ketamine suggested he try it.