Ketamine Infusions for Bipolar Disorder
Those suffering from Bipolar Depression experience consistent changes in mood and energy levels. Manic episodes are periods of feeling very “up” and energized, and depressive episodes are the “down” or hopeless periods. Generally speaking, there are four different variations of Bipolar Disorder, but they all experience both manic and depressive episodes.
One of the innovative new treatment options available for bipolar disorder, Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic that research shows can bring relief in up to 80% of patients.
The Four Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar I Disorder – This consists of manic episodes that last at least a week at a time, or manic episodes featuring symptoms so severe that the person should seek immediate medical care. Those with this type of Bipolar Disorder often also experience depressive episodes that last around two weeks at a time. They may also experience episodes featuring symptoms from both manic and depressive episodes at the same time.
Bipolar II Disorder – Those with Bipolar II Disorder still experience hypomanic and depressive episodes, but don’t experience symptoms as strong as Bipolar I.
Cyclothymic Disorder (Cyclothymia) – This disorder is defined by periods of numerous periods of depressive and hypomanic episodes that last for at least 1 year (in children/adolescents) or 2 years for adults, but these symptoms may not meet the traditional requirements for hypomanic or depressive episodes.
Other Specified/Unspecified Bipolar Disorders – There are some other Bipolar Disorders that do not match these three categories but still are classified as Bipolar Disorder.
When should I seek treatment?
What are the signs of a manic episode?
- An increase in energy levels
- An increase in activity levels
- Feelings of jumpiness
- Trouble sleeping
- Sped up speaking and thinking
- Take on a lot of projects at once
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Can Ketamine Help Your Bipolar Depression?
Are you searching for a nearby Los Angeles ketamine clinic for Bipolar treatment? Pacific Ketamine Institute is conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA, . Give us a call at (424) 332-5550. We would love to discuss your symptoms and draft an consultation plan accordingly.
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