Ketamine Infusion for Depression

As part of our comprehensive approach to the treatment of depression and bipolar, we provide access to ketamine infusion for depression.

Before recommending ketamine infusion we complete a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. As part of that assessment we evaluate past treatment response. Other components of the assessment may include…

In order to improve your response to the treatment, all patients receiving ketamine infusion will be seen by a therapist during and after treatment.

  • Studies have found that even patients who have not responded to psychotherapy in the past often respond better to the combination of psychotherapy and ketamine.

After the initial infusion we will assess for changes in depression using the a standard rating scale. This assessment will include –

  • The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Clinician – 30.
  • Presence of dissociative experiences at the time of infusion.
  • Presence of transient hallucinations.
  • Presence of mystical experiences.

All of these help us to predict treatment response.

Typically we expect to see a significant response after two infusions and if this does not happen we may reconsider completing the full course of treatment which is usually 4 – 6 infusions.

For More Information

Ketamine for Depression; 2017

Ketamine Guidelines

Our Approach to Treatment