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Ketamine treatments could help.
Accepting New Patients
Toronto Ketamine Clinic is now accepting new referrals for treatment.
If you’re a patient who is interested in IV Ketamine treatment please have your doctor fill out THIS FORM and send it to us. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.
If you’re a doctor who would like to refer a patient who is a candidate for IV Ketamine Treatment please fill out THIS FORM and send it to us. We’ll get in touch with your patient as soon as possible.
How can ketamine help and what should I expect from treatments?
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 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.
Is it right for me?
If you suffer from major depression 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 ketamine treatments.
What are first steps?
Before you can start treatments, there are a few things to be aware of. According to current protocol we can only treat people with treatment-resistant depression, although we hope to be able to expand the conditions we can treat in the clinic. If you fit that profile, we need a doctor’s referral for you to be considered for an assessment by a TKC psychiatrist. If the psychiatrist determines you are a good candidate for ketamine treatment, you have the choice of IV ketamine infusions or Spravato nasal treatments. There is more information on our FAQ page.
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, knowledgable team members.
Dr. Joan Quinn
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
Dr. Kyle Waldman
Dr. Kyle Waldman is a board-certified Anesthesiologist who completed his medical training and residency at the University of Toronto.
It was when an unrelenting bout of depression hit me in 2016 that I knew I had to find something that worked. I discovered ketamine 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