Do you know of any psychiatrists that prescribe ketamine for depression?

IV Ketamine. Research on IV ketamine is ongoing, and there are clinics in different states. As a whole though, it's off label and doses are not like recreational use. http://tinyurl.com/o73rcno there are some issues also in that the results may last only a short while. Nevertheless you can search for such clinics in your community via google, and you might find some.

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Do any psychiatrists have experience using ketamine for treatment resistant depression? This seems to be a growingly popular and relatively successful treatment / approach.

Short term. This is a short term treatment, and has to be repeated in a few days or weeks depending on how long the effects last for you. it has not been FDA approved for long term treatment, and has to be given as an infusion in a monitored setting. It does however act fast, as soon as you get it, which is why it has been looked at as an alternative to traditional SSRIs that take weeks to start working. Read more...
Ketamine. Just a caution, recently had a patient who was given ketamine as anesthesia for surgery without their permission and had an exceptionally terrifying experience coming out of anesthesia, and then what was basically a bad flashback trip later that day. University studies on things like these are extremely controlled, subjects very carefully chosen and dose and administration very controlled. Read more...
Experimental. I have not used it. It is still experimental and in research. It may be used in very controlled circumstances for resistant depression. Usually depression is quite treatable by medication, therapy or both. Read more...
Definitely yes. Ketamine is sometimes used to treat a treatment resistant depressions, but in the outpatients settings the other means are used, like small doses of seroquel, abilify, (aripiprazole) rexulti, lithium or most recently TMS, transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Read more...
Experimental. Studies are promising using a single or two doses in one study of patients with treatment resistant depression. It is not FDA approved however, and further investigation is warranted. Read more...
Yes. Like other Psychiatrist has answered, it is still not FDA approved, but it is worth a try if the depression has been refractory. But insurance normally do not cover the cost. Read more...

Is there any way a psychiatrist can perscribe the nasal spray version of ketamine? I have bipolar depression and have been on over 20 meds and ECT

Not yet. There are several studies to suggest that Ketamine is helpful in depression. There are no studies regarding the long term effects and safety of this drug. This medication has not yet been approved by the FDA for use in depression. You may want to check out clinicaltrials.gov to see about the studies taking place. Best wishes! Read more...