Ketamine is a decades-old medication that has recently experienced a resurgence of use in psychiatry. It is considered by many to be revolutionary to the understanding and treatment of depression.  

Importantly, ketamine has been extensively studied and found to be uniquely helpful for:

  1. rapid (albeit often transient) symptom relief; and
  2. treating clinical depression in individuals who have not responded to other interventions (with what is called “treatment resistant depression”).  

Ketamine is often uniquely powerful in helping with a particularly dangerous symptom: suicidal ideation. The primary reason for giving ketamine in psychiatry is for treatment-resistant depression.

Your initial ketamine treatment will take place in the office with monitoring and support, and your ongoing treatment plan will be individualized to your particular situation, once we discuss different options. Consistent with Dr. Isbell’s overall practice philosophy, ketamine treatment is offered as part of an individualized, whole-person treatment plan, which includes a thorough evaluation, individualized psychotherapy, lifestyle interventions, and standard oral medications.