Our team understands that interventional psychiatry can have life-changing effects on our patients. Ketamine Pasadena is just one treatment that we see bring relief. We are a Janssen-designated Spravato Center, which means that this treatment option uses esketamine rather than ketamine infusions. This nasal spray is FDA-approved and shown to help alleviate symptoms.
Along with Ketamine, we provide Zulresso for PPD and dTMS for several conditions, including OCD TMS Pasadena.
Why Ketamine Pasadena?
While Ketamine has several uses, Spravato is recommended for specific depressive conditions.
1. Treatment-Resistant Depression
Treatment-resistant depression can be demoralizing for people who are actively trying to improve their mental health and lives. In studies, many people who used Spravato with their oral antidepressants saw signs of improvement. In fact, they found noticeable changes within four weeks of beginning their treatment protocols.
Roughly one-third of people with Major Depressive Disorder have treatment-resistant depression. Spravato is not a cure for MMD, but it is known to help alleviate the symptoms of depression and provide a better quality of life.
3. Suicidal Thoughts
Suicidal thoughts or ideation require quick action. When symptoms of depression become overwhelming, suicide may seem like the only solution to the individual suffering. In these situations, Spravato may be prescribed to reduce the feelings of depression. It is not known if esketamine will end suicidal ideation, but it can alleviate some symptoms.
It is important to note that a psychiatrist may still recommend hospitalization to protect a patient struggling with the idea of suicide.
What to Know
Spravato is for use in adults only. It also requires monitoring after administering it because it may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Although it can help alleviate depression symptoms, it is not a cure-all. Your physician will determine if Spravato is the best treatment method for you.
What to Tell Your Doctor
Your doctor needs an accurate health history to establish whether you are a good candidate for Ketamine Pasadena. Some of the conditions that your physician must know about are:
- Heart Attack
- Brain Injury
- Heart Failure
- Liver Problems
Although Spravato is effective, it may not be the best treatment for everyone. Long with health reasons, Spravato has a risk of abuse or misuse, so a history of chemical dependency may affect whether a provider chooses to pursue the use of esketamine.
Other Interventional Treatments
Ketamine is not the only interventional treatment for depression. At Pasadena Neuropsychiatry, we also specialize in TMS, specifically BrainsWay dTMS™. dTMS is highly effective in treating depression, OCD, and other conditions.
Interventional treatment modalities such as Spravato and TMS are not necessary for every case of depression. Therapy and medication may work. However, different therapies may be required if someone fails to respond to traditional treatment methods.
If you have questions about Ketamine Pasadena, OCD TMS Pasadena, or any of our other interventional treatments, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team stays on top of developing research to provide evidence-based treatments and partners with our patients to ensure the best possible results.