Depression can be a debilitating condition that can sap one’s energy, motivation, and will to live. For those who suffer from depression, it can feel like an endless cycle of despair that never seems to end.
Despite traditional treatments such as antidepressants and therapy, some individuals continue to experience symptoms of depression that persist even after trying multiple treatments.
If you are one of these individuals, it can be disheartening and frustrating to feel like nothing is working. However, there is hope. Spravato*, a nasal spray that works differently from traditional antidepressants, maybe the solution you have been searching for.
How Spravato Works: Targeting Glutamate Levels for Relief
Spravato (or esketamine) is a prescription medication recommended as an effective alternative for individuals resistant to traditional depression treatments.
As the only FDA-approved ketamine product for treating depression and depression associated with suicidal thoughts, Spravato (a ketamine derivative) targets a different brain pathway than traditional antidepressants. While the FDA approved the medication in 2019, it’s finally gaining its rightful place at the forefront of depression treatments due to its high success rates and accessibility.
Unlike traditional antidepressants, which work by acting on serotonin levels in the brain, Spravato acts on glutamate levels. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter critical in regulating feelings of sadness and happiness. By targeting glutamate, Spravato can help restore balance to the brain and alleviate symptoms of depression.
Patients who have used this medication report feeling more motivated and hopeful and have seen a marked improvement in their symptoms. With spravato, depression sufferers can find reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel and a chance to live their lives to the fullest once more.
The Benefits of Spravato: Accessibility & Affordability
Spravato is administered via nasal spray, which is a convenient and non-invasive method of delivery. Used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, Spravato is fast-acting, and many patients report feeling relief from their symptoms within hours of the first dose.
One of the most significant benefits of Spravato is that it is covered by insurance. This means that it is accessible and affordable for many individuals who may not have been able to afford other treatment options.
Additionally, Spravato is now available in Bozeman, Montana, at Montana Psychiatry, so individuals in the area can access this life-changing treatment without having to travel far from home.
Accessing Spravato in Bozeman, Montana at Montana Psychiatry
Depression is a serious condition that requires professional treatment, and there is no shame in seeking help. If you are struggling with depression and have not found relief with traditional treatments, Spravato may be the solution you’ve needed but didn’t know existed until now.
Our team at Montana Psychiatry is a compassionate and experienced group of mental health professionals committed to helping individuals achieve their mental health goals and find relief from depression.
We can work with you to determine if Spravato is the right treatment option for you and create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. You deserve to live a life free from the burden of depression, and we’re here to show you how Spravato can make that possible.
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