If you have been looking for a new way to treat your depression, Spravato (esketamine) treatments may be something you’re interested in. Harmony Bay Wellness is introducing Spravato to help control your depression symptoms.
Eskatamine, which is made from ketamine, is a groundbreaking treatment for depression that is giving people more hope than ever before.
For years, ketamine has been used as an anesthetic and recently has made its way into the healthcare community to help treat depression, especially if your body does not respond well to standard antidepressants.
In 2019, the FDA approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray to be administered by medical professionals to individuals with treatment-resistant depression.
This form of ketamine produces rapid and effective results and is well-suited for people with Major Depressive Disorder that haven’t had results after trying multiple types of antidepressant medications.
Under medical supervision, this nose spray for depression can be a game-changer for your depression when paired with an oral antidepressant.
When delivered through a nose spray, Spravato takes on your depression by immediately impacting your brain cells, providing relief from depression. It can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days for you to start to notice a difference.
However, ketamine treatments are still fast-acting and provide you with improved results quicker than your conventional antidepressants.
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You may be thinking this sounds too good to be true. So, here’s a quick breakdown of how esketamine works with your brain.
Standard antidepressants increase the naturally-occurring chemicals in your body such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine to enhance communication between brain cells.
Esketamine follows the same path but increases your glutamate levels, which are the most abundant chemical messenger in your brain. This gives you a greater impact on more brain cells at once.
The proof is in the numbers. According to Janssen Pharmaceuticals:
- Spravato patients are 70% less likely to have a relapse of depressive symptoms
- Improvement in depressive symptoms can be rapid, sometimes within 24 hours
- A study from Yale University found 65% of their participants received a 50% or greater reduction in depressive symptoms by the end of treatment (other Spravato trails have seen response rates up to 88%)
Immediate relief is definitely a plus when it comes to using ketamine treatments for depression. Like anything else, there are potential side effects associated with treatment. Side effects will usually lessen with each treatment.
Some things to expect can include nausea, drowsiness, headaches, dizziness, feelings similar to being drunk, and increased blood pressure. Extreme side effects can include hallucinations and feeling disconnected from yourself and your surroundings. This is why it’s so important for ketamine treatments to be done at a Spravato treatment center.
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’s sleep.
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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.