Ketamine for Bipolar Disorder

Finding Balance Between Bipolar Episodes

Feeling overwhelmed by the daily challenges of bipolar disorder? 

You can free yourself from those burdensome symptoms; it may take just one life-changing ketamine infusion. This revolutionary treatment works with your brain to restore connection and communication, improving up to 75% of cases!

Take a step towards feeling better today – you deserve it. Call, schedule an appointment or visit our office servicing Woodlands, Texas.

Bipolar disorder is a debilitating mental health condition that has significant implications on the lives of those who suffer from it – with an estimated 3% global prevalence, this disease carries substantial risk factors including disability, thoughts of suicide, and tragically sometimes its completion.

There are three types of bipolar disorder:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I is characterized by intense bouts of mania and depression, with manic episodes typically lasting for at least seven days or so severe that hospitalization may be necessary. 

Bipolar II

You experience cycles of hypomanic and depressive episodes, but the hypomania falls short of the manic episodes with bipolar I.

Cyclothymic disorder

Struggling with fluctuations between high and low moods that don’t fit into major depressive or hypomanic categories? You may be dealing with cyclothymia – a type of temperamental disorder characterized by at least two years of chronic, oscillating emotional states.

Common conventional treatments include antidepressant and mood-stabilizing medications. However, many individuals with bipolar disorder still experience refractory or recurring depressive episodes. Evidence has shown ketamine treatments can yield promising results.

As clinicians, we must consider many practical factors when treating this patients with bipolar disorder. Establishing a differential diagnosis is key to successful treatment outcomes. Next, an understanding of the route, dose and frequency at which ketamine should be administered.

Additionally, it’s important to understand any potential interactions with other medications within their regime as well as why racemic ketamine might be preferred over its single enantiomer counterpart.

With its recently discovered potential to treat unipolar and bipolar depression, ketamine has become a promising option for many people. 

Despite the positive results in some individuals, caution must be taken. In a 2021 case report, seven cases of mania were reported after receiving low-dose or anesthetic ketamine infusions – both inpatient and outpatient settings – as well as one person who had used it recreationally.

At YOURx Health, we take the utmost steps to ensure your safety and comfort. Schedule a call with us today to see if a ketamine IV infusion treatment is right for you.

MORE RESOURCES

Ketamine for Bipolar Depression: Approaches

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