How Does Esketamine Therapy Work?
Esketamine binds to specific receptors in the brain and activates and enhances the connections between neurons. This helps neurons communicate in new ways, changing thought patterns, mood, and cognition.
During a treatment, Esketamine is administered via infusion (IV) or through a nasal spray, esketamine. Bloom provides both Esketamine infusions in our health centers.
How to Get Started with Ketamine Therapy
Esketamine therapy involves a series of treatments that taper down over the course of a few weeks or months. A typical session involves the administration of Esketamine followed by a monitoring period, where clinicians keep track of a patient’s vital signs to ensure safety.
Each session requires a two-hour appointment, and patients cannot drive or work for the rest of the day after receiving treatment. The treatment protocol is the same for patients receiving infusions or nasal spray.
Because Esketamine therapy can treat a variety of conditions, the best first step is to talk to your provider to see if you are a good candidate. You can request an appointment with our providers or take the screener to get started.
What is Esketamine?
Esketamine is a nasal-spray medication that is a treatment for depression. Combined with an antidepressant, Esketamine is FDA-approved to treat depression and has been clinically shown to improve symptoms of depression over just 4 weeks. Call the Patient Care Center at our main number to schedule a free consultation and see if Esketamine therapy is right for you.