Is ketamine therapy helpful for eating disorders?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) can be very helpful for addressing eating disorders. Findings include the following outcomes: 

  • Increased self-regulation and emotion-processing skills
  • Increased self-efficacy and confidence in ability to address challenges
  • Remission or partial remission of eating disorder symptoms
  • Significant decrease in compulsive behaviors
  • Elimination or reduction of depressive symptoms and suicidality
  • Complete and sustained remission of eating disorder symptoms
  • Clinically meaningful changes in depression
  • Modest changes in anxiety and disordered eating
  • Reduced obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Weight restoration and weight maintenance
  • Increased in food intake and food variety
  • Less anxiety and rumination related to eating and body image