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Spravato Treatment for Depression

What is Spravato? What is the process like? Learn more here.

For people who have depression, regularly meeting with a psychotherapist and/or taking antidepressants can relieve the symptoms. InspirationHATC now offers Spravato, an FDA-approved intranasal esketamine for treatment-resistant depression.

What is treatment-resistant depression?

Have you unsuccessfully tried…

  • Multiple medications for depression
  • Psychotherapy, group therapy, lifestyle modifications?
  • Complementary medicine alternatives or other specialty treatments?

If so, there’s a chance that you’re living with treatment-resistant depression.

What is Spravato?

Spravato is a nasal spray that introduces esketamine into your body. It creates the opportunity for the ketamine to go to work in your brain.

Spravato works differently than oral antidepressants. The ketamine targets the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Studies show that this receptor is linked to major depressive disorder and stimulating it can deliver rapid antidepressant effects.

Does Spravato replace oral antidepressants?

Spravato does not replace your oral antidepressant, but rather works alongside it.

What is the process like for taking Spravato?

Spravato is taken under supervision due to side effects such as mild dissociation. After taking it, you will typically stay for monitoring for two hours. 

During your first month of taking Spravato, you will take it twice a week. Most patients see significant improvements in their depressive symptoms during this time.

After the first month, Spravato treatments may occur further apart, such as every one to two weeks. You will work with your provider to develop a plan that is best suit for your needs, helping you reduce and/or eliminate your depressive symptoms.

Contact IHAT to learn more.

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