Chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can take a toll on your overall health and well-being. If traditional treatments such as medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes have failed to provide comprehensive relief, Ketamine infusions may be a valuable addition to your mental healthcare plan. Our clinic in greater Toronto offers Ketamine infusions in a safe, humane and supportive environment. We work with patients from all walks of life including first responders, stay-at-home moms, executives and CEO's. Everyone deserves access to mental healthcare - if you need care, give us a call or reach out.
Our patients are people who are tired of lengthy wait lists and failed medications, who just want to feel well again.
Here are quick answers to 5 commonly asked questions we get about ketamine infusions from prospective patients:
1. What exactly is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Ketamine is a medication that was initially designed as an anesthetic agent. In recent years, it has shown a lot of promise in treating mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain.
Ketamine infusion therapy involves the continuous administration of a low dose of Ketamine through an intravenous (IV) line. The treatment takes about an hour, and patients typically receive infusions every few weeks at our clinic in Markham, Ontario - just 20 minutes outside of Toronto.
2. How Does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine works on different receptors in the brain to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain. It works quickly, and patients often feel significant improvements in their symptoms within hours of the first infusion. This quick action can make a significant difference to patients in crisis, who may not have time to wait months for traditional treatments to work.
3. Who Can Benefit from Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Ketamine infusions may be an option for individuals who have had little or no success with traditional treatments. It is often recommended for patients who have severe depression, suicidal thoughts, and treatment-resistant mood disorders.
4. What Are the Potential Side Effects of Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
While ketamine infusions help patients avoid common side effects of traditional antidepressants like weight gain and fatigue, ketamine infusions can come with some short term side effects that patients should be aware of. Patients may experience dizziness, nausea, fuzzy thinking, and mild hallucinations during or immediately after the infusion. However, these effects typically disappear soon after the infusion ends.
5. Why Choose Our Clinic for Ketamine Infusions?
Avoid the commute downtown and visit our Ketamine infusion clinic in Markham, greater Toronto. Staffed by a team of experienced, medical professionals, our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Our highly trained staff provides clients with personalized care, a comfortable environment, and constant monitoring during the infusion. We ensure that every patient receives the best possible treatment and care, tailored to their needs!
We are committed to helping individuals find relief from their symptoms and helping them improve their overall quality of life. If traditional treatments haven't worked, it may be time to consider Ketamine infusion therapy.