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Are you suffering from PTSD or depression or having suicidal thoughts and:
In the military? A police officer? A firefighter? An EMT? A nurse?
We offer a 10% discount in appreciation of the work you do. How ketamine can help chronic mental health conditions. Here’s how Toronto Ketamine Clinic can help. Please identify yourself as being in one of these professions when you contact us.
What is IV Ketamine and how does treatment work?
What it is and how it works
It is a legal anesthetic. In breakthrough research, it was also found to provide fast-acting and potentially life-saving relief for many patients who have major depression resistant to treatment, or suicidal thoughts. Research is also showing promise for other mood disorders and mental health conditions that have not been helped by traditional treatments when administered off-label under clinical, controlled settings. Ketamine is used illegally and in higher doses as a recreational drug, which can cause dissociation with hallucinations.
Researchers continue to study how ketamine works to reverse severe depression and other conditions. It appears to act on the neurotransmitter glutamate (as opposed to current medications, which act on other neurotransmitters and take longer to work, if at all). Ketamine is thought to stimulate regrowth of neural connections in the brain that are lost under stress, which includes major mood disorders.
Benefits of intravenous (IV) ketamine
We have chosen intravenous (IV) delivery of therapeutic doses of ketamine in order to provide the most accurate, efficient, safe and fast-acting treatment. IV infusions mean 100% of the medication is getting to your bloodstream, and can begin to act quickly. IV delivery also allows for precision dosing, and carefully controlled delivery by a doctor.
Is it right for me?
If you suffer from major depression, anxiety, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), bipolar disorder or suicidal ideation, and have tried treatments that have not helped you, Toronto Ketamine Clinic will offer a free assessment to determine whether you are a good candidate to try IV ketamine infusions.
What to expect from treatments:
If you are a good candidate for IV ketamine treatments, you will be scheduled for a series of 45-minute sessions of intravenous infusions in our Toronto clinic. You will be offered a recovery period after your treatment, which depends on your individual response, and you will need a companion to accompany you home after treatment. You will be scheduled for three weeks of 2-times-a-week infusions. Follow-up visits for booster infusions are available as needed, and would typically be in 2-3 months, depending on individual needs.
Our Medical Team
We Understand Depression.
Toronto Ketamine Clinic is the brain-child of leading industry experts with experience treating patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression across North America. We are committed to being leaders in the field of treating depression.
Read more about our incredible, knowledable team members.
Dr. Alim Ladha
Dr. Jack Barkin
Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Paul Garfinkel
Psychiatrist and Former CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, professor in Psychiatry at University of Toronto Advisor
It was when an unrelenting bout of depression hit me in 2016 that I knew I had to find something that worked. I discovered intravenous ketamine infusions in the U.S. and I was astounded. I vowed that I would bring this treatment to our country.
Justin Davies, founder, Toronto Ketamine Clinic