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A Breakthrough for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Spravato (Esketamine) Now Available at Georgia Behavioral Health

If you or a loved one have been struggling with depression that hasn't responded to traditional treatments, there's new hope on the horizon. Georgia Behavioral Health is proud to offer Spravato (esketamine), a groundbreaking medication that's transforming the landscape of mental health care.

What is Spravato?

Spravato is a nasal spray medication containing esketamine, a form of ketamine. It's the first new medication approved for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in decades. While traditional antidepressants work by targeting serotonin or norepinephrine, Spravato works differently, acting on the brain's glutamate system. This novel mechanism of action has been shown to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms in many individuals who haven't found relief with other treatments.

What is Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)?

TRD is a type of major depressive disorder (MDD) that hasn't responded to at least two different antidepressant medications at adequate doses and durations. It's a challenging condition that can leave individuals feeling hopeless and discouraged.

How Does Spravato Work?

Spravato is administered as a nasal spray in a controlled clinical setting. It's typically used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant. The treatment protocol involves a series of initial doses, followed by maintenance doses as needed.

While the exact way Spravato works is still being studied, it's believed to rapidly restore connections between brain cells, leading to improvements in mood and cognition. Many individuals experience significant symptom relief within hours or days of their first dose.

Is Spravato Right for Me?

Spravato is not a first-line treatment for depression, but it can be a life-changing option for those who haven't responded to other treatments. If you've been diagnosed with TRD, it's worth discussing with your provider to see if Spravato may be appropriate for you.

Why Choose Georgia Behavioral Health for Spravato Treatment?

At Georgia Behavioral Health, we provide a safe, supportive environment for Spravato treatment. Our experienced team will closely monitor your progress and work with you to personalize your treatment plan. We're committed to helping you find lasting relief from depression and regain control of your life.

Take the Next Step

If you're struggling with treatment-resistant depression, don't lose hope. Contact Georgia Behavioral Health today to learn more about Spravato and how it could make a difference in your life.

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