The effects of ketamine can range from very subtle, like having a glass of wine and feeling mild sub-perceptual disturbances to very profound where one feels separate from the body and thoughts completely dissolve. Every experience is different for each person depending on tolerance, dose, mood, etc. Current research has shown that some level of dissociation can be more beneficial for a positive treatment response.
These feelings are considered non-ordinary states of consciousness and may result in profound, and even life changing, experiences for some patients. This departure from his/her usual mental and physical state can sometimes be challenging, however, the treatment environment, supportive staff, and proper dosing protocol is designed to optimize your overall ketamine experience.