Esketamine Treatment


What is it?

Esketamine is a medication that is used to treat severe or chronic depression that has not responded to other conventional treatments such as traditional antidepressants or psychotherapy. This is otherwise known in the medical field as Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) and required advanced and complex therapeutic options under the supervision of specialists.

Esketamine is a type of medication known as a glutamate receptor modulator and works by targeting the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain.



Esketamine is a controlled medication, administered via nasal spray and is typically used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant.

It is given initially twice a week then at a lesser frequency after the first month.

Esketamine can have significant side effects, including dissociation, dizziness, and sedation.

It is typically administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional in a medical setting.

Overall, if you are struggling with severe depression and have not responded to other treatments, it may be worthwhile to explore the option of Esketamine treatment.

The availability of Esketamine in Dubai and the specific protocols for its use may vary, so it is important to consult with a trusted professional for personalized guidance.


Next Step

If you believe Esketamine may be of benefit to you and wish to know more about it in general or discuss your specific case with an expert we recommend you schedule an appointment with our adult psychiatrist who has knowledge and expertise in this novel treatment. You will not be able to start Esketamine without a formal initial assessment.

This allows the doctor to discuss your expectations and provide specific recommendations. Esketamine is a long term intervention and does not replace your standard psychiatric treatment. Hence the need for strict follow up and management. For further advice contact our coordinator info@thevalensclinic.ae or call 800-Valens


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