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therapist explaining the benefits of ketamine nasal spray to smiling manIf you suffer from treatment-resistant depression, ketamine nasal spray may be a good option for you. Ketamine is a medication that has been used for decades as an anesthesia in surgical procedures. Recently, it has gained attention for its potential to treat depression and other mental health conditions.  

Ketamine nasal spray is a form of ketamine that is delivered through the nose instead of being injected into the body. This method of delivery allows for quicker absorption into the bloodstream and faster onset of effects. It is also more convenient and less invasive compared to traditional ketamine treatments. 

TRU Wellness Center offers comprehensive outpatient and telehealth mental health services, including ketamine services, at our Minnetonka, Minnesota, location. We care about our clients and provide personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs and recovery goals. Call 888.680.7025 to learn how we can help you or a loved one today. 

What Is Ketamine? 

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that works by temporarily blocking certain receptors in the brain, leading to a sense of sedation and dissociation from surroundings. In recent years, research has shown that ketamine may have significant benefits for those struggling with the following mental health conditions:  

  • Treatment-resistant depression  
  • Anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 

Ketamine is typically administered intravenously (IV) in a clinical setting. However, ketamine nasal spray has emerged as an alternative option for treatment. This method of delivery has been found to be just as effective as IV ketamine infusion therapy. 

How Does Ketamine Nasal Spray Work?

Ketamine nasal spray works by delivering the medication directly into the bloodstream through the nasal passages. The spray is absorbed by tiny blood vessels in the nose and quickly reaches the brain, where it begins to take effect. This method of delivery allows for a faster onset of effects compared to traditional IV ketamine infusion therapy.

Ketamine Nasal Spray Treatment 

At TRU Wellness Center, we offer ketamine nasal spray treatment as part of our comprehensive behavioral health services. Our team of professionals will work with you to determine if this treatment option is right for you and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and recovery goals. 

Benefits of Ketamine Nasal Spray 

  • Quick onset of effects
  • No need for a needle or IV access
  • Lower risk of side effects compared to other medications used to treat depression and anxiety

If you have tried two or more antidepressants and are still struggling with depressive symptoms, contact TRU Wellness Center and ask about ketamine nasal spray for depression. 

Is Ketamine Spray Treatment Effective?

Adults who used a ketamine nasal spray plus an oral antidepressant demonstrated a rapid and superior reduction in depressive symptoms at four weeks, and many experienced a decline in depressive symptoms in just 24 hours.

In a long-term study, following 16 weeks of therapy, those who continued using the ketamine nasal spray were less likely to experience a return in depressive symptoms than those who stopped therapy.1


Contact TRU Wellness Center for Ketamine Nasal Spray 

Reach out today by calling 888.680.7025 or contact TRU Wellness Center online to learn about our programs and services, verify insurance, or get started with treatment. 


1. National Library of Medicine – Efficacy of Esketamine Nasal Spray Plus Oral Antidepressant Treatment for Relapse Prevention in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression