We follow the ketamine treatment protocol that has been studied most in the treatment of depression. This is commonly referred to as the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) protocol. Depending on the condition, we may tailor the treatment to your specific needs. The ketamine infusion takes about an hour. When you arrive, your vital signs will be checked, and an IV will be placed. Ketamine is then administered intravenously slowly over 40 minutes. After about 15 minutes, you may notice changes in your perception, altered thought patterns and the feeling of being in a dream-like state. By the end of the 40 minutes you may feel a sense of being outside of your body. Most people describe the experience as pleasant or euphoric. You will be awake, but people often find it difficult to communicate. We recommend resting comfortably with eyeshades and calming music of your choice.