Ketamine Infusion Therapy

About Ketamine Infusion Therapy

  • Alternative treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant depression

  • Can result in rapid relief of depression and/or suicidal thoughts within hours or days

  • Performed on an outpatient basis in our office

  • Involves 6 administrations of ketamine via an IV over a 2-3-week period

  • Effects of ketamine therapy do wear off

  • Not covered by insurance and not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression

Ketamine therapy consists of a series of small doses of ketamine administered by a medical professional over a series of days to relieve the symptoms of severe depression, PTSD, OCD, and more.  Relief for those who respond to ketamine therapy often happens within minutes of receiving ketamine, but may take up to 24 hours or require a second dose. Ketamine treatments happen at a clinic or doctor’s office, and patients are monitored during and after the administration of the drug.

Dr. St. John began providing outpatient ketamine infusion services in early 2017 with the aim of further improving the lives of patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression and who have found no relief of their symptoms with FDA-approved treatments like medications, psychotherapy, TMS, or even ECT.

Ketamine Infusion FAQs

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to get your questions answered regarding Ketamine Infusion.