Who is Spravato for?
Spravato (Esketamine) is an FDA approved prescription medication used along with an oral antidepressant for individuals with Treatment Resistant Depression. If you have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and have tried several antidepressant medications with poor results, Spravato may work for you.
What is Spravato?
Administered by a medical professional, esketamine is a form of ketamine, but different in that it is administered nasally and produces rapid, effective results. It is a Schedule 3 medication used in Depression treatment.
How do I know if Spravato is right for me?
Individuals interested in Spravato for treatment of major depressive disorder will meet with a medication prescriber for a psychiatric evaluation to ensure the treatment is appropriate for them. This may include obtaining a medication and medical history and lab work. Spravato is administered under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional at the office and patients will be monitored for a period of at least 2 hours after each treatment day.
What is treatment resistant depression?
If you have undergone treatment for depression before and did not experience an improvement in symptoms and/or experienced severe side effects, you may be experiencing treatment resistant depression (TRD). While antidepressants and therapy sessions can help many people with depression, it is not the right course of treatment for everyone, including those with treatment resistant depression. Individuals with TRD often seek out treatments like Spravato or TMS Therapy.
What can I expect?
For the first 4 weeks you can expect to come into the office twice weekly for treatment. During weeks 5 to 8 of treatment you can expect to come to Harmony Bay’s Spravato treatment center in South Jersey once weekly and week 9 and after may remain weekly or biweekly.
During treatment sessions you can expect to relax in a spa-like atmosphere in a comfortable recliner. You can listen to music, read, or relax during your treatment.
Individuals in the Spravato program can expect to be at the office at least 2 hours on a treatment day. You will have your blood pressure taken prior to taking the medication and periodically after by a licensed healthcare professional. The licensed medical professional will monitor you throughout your treatment period. Individuals will need to have a ride home from treatment and should not drive or operate heavy machinery until having a restful night sleep.
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Mental Health Treatment at Harmony Bay
Spravato treatment is just one of the approaches Harmony Bay Wellness offers. We have an extensive array of mental health therapies such as:
- Anger Management Therapy
- Codependency Therapy
- Grief Counseling Therapy
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) Therapy
- Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder Therapy
- Postpartum Depression Therapy
These therapies and more are open to all our clients. Working with individuals, our counselors and therapists determine a course of treatment that addresses the issues clients are facing and the goals they desire to achieve.
Spravato treatment is just one more tool we can use to help support individuals in overcoming their mental health issues and maintaining wellbeing. Reach out to us today at 855.765.6399 to learn more about our programs.