DEPRESSION TREATMENT OPTIONS
ESKETAMINE NASAL SPRAY
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Fortunately, its is treatable.
Our providers have vast experience treating depression symptoms and they will create a care plan that includes traditional options (antidepressants, therapy) and latest breakthroughs such as Esketamine Nasal Spray to help patients achieve sustainable recovery. Meet @ Summit to start your journey on the path to recovery today. We accept most major insurances and are currently accepting new patients. We are able to accommodate appointments within 3-7 days so call 651-358-7020 or fill "New Patient Form" below and we will contact you right away to book appointment.
Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
Loss of energy or increased fatigue
Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements & speech
Feeling worthless or guilty
Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
Thoughts of death or suicide
Symptoms must last at least two weeks for a diagnosis of depression.
Some of the proven treatment options are Psychotherapy, Medication management, or both. Summit Behavioral Health providers will perform initial evaluation and lab tests to diagnose the condition before establishing customized treatment plan for each patient. Antidepressants are effective at stabilizing brain's chemistry and provide immediate improvement in depression symptoms. Sometimes antidepressants are combined with other psychotropic medications to achieve desired outcome. It is recommended that patients take these medications for 6-9 months.Psychotherapy is either used alone or in combination with medications to sustain recovery. Often therapy includes involvement of members of patient's support system and recommendation is that this treatment continue for 12-15 weeks.
NEW BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT:
Treatment Resistant Depression is commonly defined as a failure of treatment to produce response or remission for patients after two or more attempts of adequate dose and duration. Depression is often difficult to treat, and many patients report that none of the treatments or psychotherapy interventions work over long period of time. Up to a third of patients don’t experience any improvement of symptoms and this is referred to as Treatment-Resistant Depression. Esketamine Intranasal spray is a new FDA approved treatment for severe depression and can result in rapid improvement of symptoms as opposed to oral antidepressants that can take weeks to start working. Summit Behavioral Health providers have the knowledge and expertise to determine if this new treatment can help patients achieve sustainable recovery.