Bipolar Disorder Treatment
New Bipolar Treatment in Noblesville Provides Rapid Relief for Patients
Bipolar disorder can be an extremely challenging mental health condition. Those suffering may withdraw from friends and family when they’re low and make dangerous decisions when they’re manic. These swings can upend relationships and destabilize a person’s life. If you’re among the 46 million people around the world, including 2.8% of the U.S. population living with bipolar disorder, ketamine infusion therapy for bipolar disorder treatment may be your answer.
What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?
- Lacking energy
- Loss of interest in everyday activities
- Feelings of emptiness or worthlessness
- Feelings of guilt and despair
- Feeling pessimistic about everything
- Being delusional, having hallucinations, and disturbed or illogical thinking
- Lack of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Waking up early
- Suicidal thoughts
Three Main Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar I Disorder – Mania and Depression
Bipolar I disorder is the most common and most severe form of bipolar disorder. To be diagnosed with bipolar I, you must have had at least one manic episode, but most people with bipolar I disorder have also gone through at least one major depressive episode.
Bipolar II Disorder – Hypomania and Depression
Bipolar II disorder includes recurring episodes of major depression and hypomania (a less severe form of mania). If you ever go through a heightened manic episode, your diagnosis will change to bipolar I disorder.
Cyclothymia – Hypomania and Mild Depression
This is a milder form of bipolar disorder, in which the mood swings are present and noticeable but not severe enough to be classified as mania or major depression.
How Does Ketamine Help Treat Bipolar Disorder?
Scientists believe that ketamine helps with bipolar disorder by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the frontal cortex of the human brain, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.
Recent evidence points to ketamine’s inhibitory effects on the NMDA receptor in the lateral habenula. The lateral habenula is a brain region primarily responsible for encoding negative rewards or anti-reward cause-and-effect relationships. Those with anxiety show an overactivity of burst firing in the lateral habenula. As a non-competitive NMDA antagonist, ketamine prevents glutamate from activating the NMDA receptor.
This action differs from conventional antidepressants, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several brain areas to alter glutamate regulation. This process usually takes weeks, sometimes months, while ketamine produces almost rapid relief from bipolar disorder symptoms.
Is Ketamine Right for You?
Are you ready to take back control of your life? Are you tired of trying one medication after the other only to be left with those same feelings brought on by your bipolar disorder? Then ketamine infusions might be an excellent treatment option for you.
K Therapeutics and Wellness mental health service is revolutionizing how Central Indiana residents manage symptoms of bipolar disorder and other treatment-resistant conditions. If you or someone you love suffers from bipolar disorder, contact us today to learn how ketamine therapy can help!
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