Spravato For

Spravato For Depression

Spravato For Depression

The FDA, Food and Drug Administration, approved esketamine (also known as Spravato) for the treatment of major depression in patients who did not experience improvement through antidepressants. A Better Way Psychiatry is excited to add this new resource to our list of services and help our patients in Southern California start feeling better. We currently offer clinic locations in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties, as well as additional locations in Carlsbad, Bakersfield, Oxnard and Santa Barbara. 

SPRAVATO® is a nasal spray that is self-administered by the patient while being monitored by a clinician. It works with other antidepressants and therapy, and each patient may have a custom plan of care that suits their needs. It works by targeting the glutamate system in the brain that is responsible for regulating mood. Spravato blocks the NMDA-n-methyl-d-aspartate receptor which is believed to play a role in depression. Restoring stability to patients’ moods is the goal to help you feel better. 

Are you interested in learning more about Spravato but want to hear about the experiences of real patients who have undergone treatment already? Check out these six patient testimonials to better understand how the therapy works and if it might be right for you! Or, set up a free consultation appointment at any of our locations in Southern California to speak with a healthcare professional and learn more. Your Journey to Better Mental Health Starts Here.

For more answers to your questions click here SPRAVATO® FAQs & Patient Education Resources | SPRAVATO® (esketamine) Nasal Spray


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Weeks 1-4: Twice a week
  • Weeks 5-8: Once a week 
  • Week 9 & Onwards: Treatment varies for each patient. The Psychiatrist will determine your future dosages. It could be once a week or twice a month and will be adjusted as needed.

In a study done in December 2023, physicians reported “much improved” or “very much improved” in patients taking Spravato over the course of 1-3 months. At each visit, your clinician will ask about your symptoms of depression, side effects and whether or not you are experiencing noticeable improvement. 

Most insurance plans cover Spravato treatments. Our team of professionals will check your insurance benefits, eligibility, and copays. You will have the necessary financial details to make an informed decision before any treatment is administered. 

Your medical team will provide instructions on how to self administer Spravato nasally. You will sit in a comfortable lounge chair with your feet raised and your neck supported. Blood pressure is checked three times over the course of your two hour session. You may bring a blanket, pillow, tablet, headphones, a book or watch a relaxing show on the streaming service at our offices. Set up a free consultation today to find out more information about your treatment options. 

No, you will need to arrange a ride to and from your sessions. SPRAVATO® may cause sleepiness, dizziness, spinning sensation, anxiety and other temporary side effects that prevent you from driving or operating machinery. Following a night of restful sleep, you may resume regular activities.

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