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New Innovative Treatment

​Spravato (esketamine) is a new FDA approved medication used for:

  • Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults.

  • Depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation or behavior.

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FAQ

​ 1.  Is there an age limit?​

       Spravato is approved for ages 18 and older. 

 

2.  Can I take the medication at home?

       No, the medication is administered at an approved         treatment center.

 

3.  How is it administered?

      Spravato is a nasal spray.

4.  Do I still have to take an antidepressant?

       Yes, Spravato is used in conjunction with an       

        antidepressant.

5.  Nothing seems to work for my depression how will        I know this medication will work?

      There is no guarantee that Spravato will work for   

       your depression, but it is the only FDA approved       

      medication for treatment-resistant depression.     

 

6.  Can I get my life back, I just don't want to do       

       anything.

      Most people see an improvement in their     

      depressive symptoms within four weeks.

7.  How do I get started with treatment?

      Request an appointment for an evaluation.  

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At EWMHS, we will be happy to evaluate your symptoms and discuss if Spravato is an option for you.

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