When depression patients come to us seeking the therapeutic effects that Ketamine can provide, they are frequently prescribed to and utilizing antidepressant medications (SSRI,SNRI). A common question we get at KWC is whether there is a harmful interaction that may occur between the Ketamine and antidepressant medications. In other words, will the Ketamine be less effective? And are there harmful side effects to take into consideration for someone who is currently utilizing antidepressants?
Clinical Administrator, Jonathan DelosSantos, tackles these questions and clears the air on this misunderstood issue.
Special thanks to listener, Emily, for submitting this Fact of Fiction topic.