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  • Writer's pictureUJALA FAWAD

Spravato-an innovative treatment for depression that works!

As a psychiatrist who has been treating patients with depression for many years, I am always on the lookout for new and innovative treatments that can offer relief to those who have not found success with traditional antidepressant medications. That's why I am excited to offer Spravato in my clinic as a treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Spravato, also known as Esketamine, is a medication that is administered through a nasal spray and has been shown to be effective in improving symptoms of depression in individuals who have not responded to other treatments. It works by targeting the brain's glutamate system, which is believed to play a role in depression.

At my clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to treating depression. Spravato is just one of the many tools we have in our arsenal to help our patients feel better and regain their quality of life.

Before starting Spravato, we always have a thorough discussion with our patients to ensure they understand the potential benefits and risks of this treatment. We review their medical history and current medications to ensure there are no contraindications or interactions. We also discuss the potential side effects, which can include dizziness, dissociation, and nausea.

When administering Spravato, we closely monitor our patients to ensure their safety and comfort. We have a quiet and comfortable treatment room where patients can relax during the treatment. After the treatment, we observe our patients for a period of time to ensure they are feeling well before they leave the clinic.

One thing that's important to note is that Spravato is not a standalone treatment. It is typically used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant medication, and we work closely with our patients to ensure they are taking the appropriate medications and dosages to achieve the best possible outcome.

Overall, I am thrilled to be able to offer Spravato as a treatment option in my clinic. It's an exciting time in the field of psychiatry, and I am always looking for ways to help my patients feel better and lead fulfilling lives. If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression, I encourage you to reach out to a healthcare provider who can help you explore your options and develop a personalized treatment plan.

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