If you or a loved one are a veteran struggling with PTSD, you are not alone. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that affects many veterans, causing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and flashbacks. While traditional therapies such as talk therapy and medication can be effective, some veterans may not respond well to these treatments or may experience unwanted side effects.
That’s why Nao Medical is excited to offer a new and innovative therapy for veterans with PTSD: Esketamine nasal spray. Esketamine is a derivative of ketamine, a medication commonly used for anesthesia. Unlike traditional antidepressants, which can take several weeks to start working, Esketamine can produce results in a matter of hours or days.
How Esketamine Works
Esketamine works by targeting a different set of receptors in the brain than traditional antidepressants. It increases the levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that is involved in learning and memory. By increasing the levels of glutamate, Esketamine helps to form new neural connections and repair damaged ones. This can help to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and improve overall brain function.
The Benefits of Esketamine Nasal Spray
There are several benefits to using Esketamine nasal spray to treat PTSD:
- Quick Results: Esketamine can start working within hours or days, unlike traditional antidepressants that can take several weeks.
- Low Risk of Side Effects: Esketamine is well-tolerated and has a lower risk of side effects than traditional antidepressants.
- Easy to Use: Esketamine is administered as a nasal spray, which is easy to use and does not require hospitalization.
What to Expect During Treatment
If you are interested in trying Esketamine nasal spray for PTSD, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare providers at Nao Medical. They will review your medical history and symptoms and determine if Esketamine is right for you. If so, you will be given a nasal spray device and shown how to use it. Treatment typically involves receiving two doses per week for the first month, followed by one dose per week for maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the side effects of Esketamine?
The most common side effects of Esketamine include nausea, dizziness, and headaches. These side effects are typically mild and go away on their own.
Is Esketamine covered by insurance?
Is Esketamine addictive?
There is a low risk of Esketamine abuse or addiction when used as prescribed by a healthcare provider. However, it is important to follow the treatment plan and not exceed the recommended dosage.
How long does Esketamine treatment last?
The duration of Esketamine treatment varies depending on the individual and their response to the medication. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine the appropriate length of treatment.
Esketamine nasal spray is an innovative and effective therapy for veterans with PTSD, providing new hope for those who have struggled with traditional treatments. At Nao Medical, we are committed to providing high-quality and affordable care to our communities, especially in lower-income areas. If you or a loved one are a veteran struggling with PTSD, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare providers to learn more about Esketamine and how it may benefit you.
Don’t let PTSD hold you back any longer. With Esketamine nasal spray and the compassionate care of Nao Medical, there is hope for a brighter future.
Book an appointment today to learn more about Esketamine and our other mental health services.