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a therapist sits with her patient discussing how a Spravato treatment program could help himAt New Directions Mental Health, we believe that the integration of various treatment approaches is key to achieving the best outcomes for our patients. That’s why we offer Spravato®, a cutting-edge treatment option for individuals struggling with depression.

Spravato®, also known as esketamine, is a nasal spray that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. It works by rapidly altering brain chemistry to provide fast-acting relief from symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities.

Spravato® is used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is administered in our clinics under the close supervision of a healthcare professional. This innovative treatment option has been shown to be effective for many individuals who have not responded well to traditional antidepressant medications or talk therapy alone.

It’s important to note that Spravato® is not a cure for depression, but it can provide significant relief from symptoms and help individuals regain their quality of life. If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, we encourage you to learn more about Spravato® and the other mental health treatment services we offer at New Directions Mental Health. Our team of psychiatric and medical professionals is here to help you on your journey to recovery.

What Is Spravato® Depression Treatment?

Spravato® is a novel nasal spray depression treatment. It contains esketamine, which works by resetting neural pathways in the brain and increasing levels of norepinephrine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters associated with depression. This can cause faster symptom relief than traditional oral antidepressants.

The Spravato® Treatment Program at New Directions Mental Health

The Spravato® treatment process at New Directions typically looks like this:

  • Initial evaluation and screening – This involves a complete health assessment and evaluation to determine the most appropriate depression treatment plan for you.
  • Educational session on the use of Spravato® – It is vital that you and your family are fully aware of the potential risks and benefits associated with Spravato® therapy. 
  • Administration of the medication – The medication will be administered in our office by a qualified healthcare professional. 
  • Regular monitoring visits with a mental health professional – Once your Spravato® treatment program has begun,  you will be required to attend regular monitoring visits with a mental health professional. During these appointments, your progress and any side effects you may be experiencing will be closely monitored. 
  • Ongoing therapeutic support – We believe that therapy is an important part of Spravato® treatment. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists will work with you to create an individualized plan that helps you develop strategies for managing your depression symptoms. 

The Spravato® treatment process is designed to be supportive and encouraging. While the initial evaluation and screening may seem intimidating, our team of mental health professionals will be there with you every step of the way. We understand that depression can make it difficult for individuals to take control of their lives, but with proper care, we believe that each person can work towards genuine, sustained mental well-being. 

Learn More at New Directions Mental Health Today

If you think that Spravato® depression treatment may be right for you or someone close to you, contact New Directions Mental Health at  724.374.7414 today. Our team of professional mental health providers is here to help and support you every step of the way.