SPRAVATO®, also known as esketamine, is a nasal spray that is an FDA approved treatment for Major Depressive Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder with suicidality. It is self-administered by the patient while being monitored by a specially trained technician at regular intervals. It is taken alongside other antidepressants and therapy, targeting different neural receptors in the brain. Is has been shown to aid in decreasing depression and restoring stability to patients’ moods.

Why choose Spravato at Advanced Psychiatry?

Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin strives to provide a therapeutic, relaxing environment for you during your Spravato treatments. We cater to your individual needs to make sure you are comfortable. Our technicians support you through your treatment while both respecting boundaries and allowing you to experience the process. Dr. Malik prioritizes patient health and safety and ensures that protocols are in place regarding dosage, medication, and monitoring. Our practice strives to makes you feel both supported and safe as you are on your treatment journey towards wellness. 

Benefits of Spravato:

  • Fast antidepressant effect
  • Rapidly decreases suicidality
  • Minimal side effects
  • Non-invasive
  • Covered by most insurance plans

Before treatment: You are to not eat or drink for 6 hours prior to treatment, You are driven to the appointment by someone.

During treatment: You administer the nasal spray into either one or both nostrils. You are medically monitored throughout the entirety of your 2-hour treatment as you rest and relax.

After treatment: No driving day of treatment and it is advised to not engage in stressful activities. Rest and relaxation the day of treatment is encouraged