What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic used medically for surgery sedation and pain relief. More recently ketamine has been used as a treatment for depression. Ketamine is a novel compound that was derived from phencyclidine in 1962, in pursuit of a safer anesthetic with fewer hallucinogenic effects.
What is ketamine therapy for depression?
Who do we treat at TKC?
What is the response rate for Ketamine therapy in treatment resistant depression?
Can I drive after my treatment?
Is Ketamine covered by OHIP or ODSP
Do I need a Doctor’s referral to get ketamine treatment?
Who is not the right fit for ketamine (contraindications)
How quickly do Ketamine treatments take to work?
What is your cancelation policy (give link to policy)
How should I expect to feel after the treatment?
What are the Advantages of IV ketamine over other routes of administration.
The bioavailability of IV Ketamine is 100% resulting in no drug wastage in absorption into the blood stream. This allows for very precise dosing. This is one of the key reasons why IV ketamine is used in the vast majority of research studies and is considered the gold standard in Ketamine therapy.
When Can I start IV treatments?
What is the cost of IV ketamine?
Our IV ketamine program cost is$4500. This included 6 infusions and a 7th if needed. This happens over the course of of 3-4 weeks. In addition you will have 4 visits with our psychiatrist throughout the treatment.
KAP sessions are available to patients who wish to have them at an additional cost of $199 per hr
Booster infusions are available at $750 per session.
Is there any payment plans available?
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24-month financing for 6 intranasal ketamine treatments equal monthly payments = $208 plus applicable interest charges
What are the main differences between IV and Intranasal Ketamine?
The key difference is the bioavailability between the two routes of administration. Bioavailability means the percentage of the drug that is available to the blood stream. IV has a 100% bioavailability whereas Intranasal has a 50% bioavailability. To account for the differences in bioavailability, TKC adjusts the dosing of intranasal. Typically, the dosing of intranasal will be 2 times that of IV ketamine. Studies have shown intranasal to have significant antidepressant effects when dosed to account for bioavailability.
Has intranasal been shown to be effective in treating treatment resistant depression and suicidality.
How Quickly can I start treatment after being approved for Intranasal Ketamine.
How long is the treatment from intranasal ketamine?
What is the cost of Intranasal Ketamine?
Our intranasal ketamine program cost is $3500 This included 6 treatments at the clinic over the course of 3-4 weeks, as well as 4 visits with our psychiatrist throughout the treatment.
KAP therapy sessions are available at a cost of $199 per hr to patients who wish to have them
Maintenance intranasal Ketamine treatments are available at $499 per session.
Is there any payment plans available?
Visit our Pricing page for more information.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
What is KAP?
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), is the use of prescribed doses of ketamine, the drug, as an adjunct to psychotherapy sessions. KAP has shown significant potential in treating mental disorders such as treatment-resistant depression (TRD), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and other conditions.
What is the thinking behind KAP?
The combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy has historically been successful in numerous instances, such as the pairing of psychotherapy with conventional antidepressants for mood and anxiety disorders.
Ketamine offers a significant advantage to currently-approved antidepressants, as it has a rapid onset (2–24 hours post-infusion) of temporally limited, but sustained, antidepressant and analgesic effects. Its dissociative, psychedelic effects often provide patients with increased neuroplasticity and cognitive flexibility that enables more effective participation in therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are conducted within 24 to 48 hours atter your ketamine treatment. typically conducted could, in turn, reinforce the effects and improvements facilitated by ketamine to provide longer-lasting treatment. Supplementing ketamine use with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), in particular, has the potential to help patients reverse their inaccurate beliefs and maladaptive processing of information, that lead to depressive mental states