Ketamine for Pain, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Do We Know? (206)

1:45–2:45 pm Friday, April 27

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A critical examination of the current use of ketamine for the treatment of intractable pain as well as for alleviating depression and PTSD. Faculty will also review the literature and addresses issues related to efficacy, side effects, and long term outcomes. In addition, case discussions will illustrate the synergistic use of ketamine and psychotherapeutic interventions to reduce severe neuropathic pain and PTSD.

Ketamine for Intractable Pain

May L. Chin, MD

Ketamine for Depression

Brian A. Erickson, MD

Interdisciplinary Ketamine for the War Against Co-Occurring Severe Neuropathic Pain and PTSD

Benjamin Keizer, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review evidence based use of ketamine for intractable pain.
  • Review evidence based use of ketamine in depression.
  • Discuss interdisciplinary use of ketamine and psychotherapeutic interventions for co-occurring severe neuropathic pain and PTSD.