Medications

We use several medications to aid in treatment. Several different medications may be used for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other symptoms.  At the time of evaluation and during follow up visits, our providers will discuss these medication recommendations with you.  Below you will find additional details about some specific medications used in specialty treatments we offer.

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Ketamine and esketamine are used for treatment-resistant depression when other treatments have not been effective.

Esketamine (Spravato™) is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression.  It is chemically related to ketamine, which is also used to treat depression.  

 

Given intranasally, esketamine must be administered and monitored in an approved clinic, and requires 2 hours of observation in the clinic following each administration.

 

The course of treatment is twice weekly for 4 weeks, then weekly to every other week indefinitely. 

 

An evaluation in the office is required before approval for ketamine or esketamine treatment, even if patients have received ketamine treatments somewhere else in the past.