Bipolar Treatment

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Innovative New Bipolar Treatment in Franklin, TN

“Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.”

— Unknown Author

About 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the first comprehensive international figures on the topic. The United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4%.

Individuals commonly feel incredibly happy and energetic during the course of the manic stage but then come under a period of anguish and dissonance during the depressive phase.

There is Hope, We Can Help!

Ketamine for bipolar depression can offer substantial ease in as little as a couple of hours to only a few days, without having the undesirable negative side effects that prevail among traditional antidepressants.

Ketamine works fast to provide almost instant relief for many. No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about the best anxiety treatment in Franklin, TN.

What Are The Types of Bipolar Disorder?

There are a few different types of bipolar disorder, but all have common symptoms of manic and depressive episodes. It is important to verify which type you are suffering from because treatments vary.

Bipolar I Disorder – Mania and Depression

Bipolar I disorder is the most common form of bipolar disorder, and it is also the most serious. You must have had at least one manic episode, but most people with bipolar I disorder have also gone through one or more major depressive episodes.

Bipolar II Disorder – Hypomania and Depression

If you have bipolar II disorder, you will have repeating episodes of both major depression and hypomania (a less severe form of mania). If you ever go through a manic episode, your diagnosis will then be changed to bipolar I disorder.

Cyclothymia – Hypomania and Mild Depression

This is a milder form of bipolar disorder, where the mood swings are not severe enough to be categorized as mania or major depression.

What Are The Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Everybody’s journey with bipolar disorder is varied. Not all people who have an anxiety disorder will encounter the exact same symptoms. Below are some of the most common symptoms someone with bipolar may experience.

Manic Episodes
Depressive Episodes

How Does Ketamine Help With Bipolar Disorder?

Scientists believe that ketamine infusions help bipolar disorder symptoms by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the brain’s frontal cortex, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.

The rapid onset of ketamine’s bipolar symptom-relieving effect occurs because ketamine bypasses the conventional serotonin path and instead switches on glutamate.

This is remarkably different from conventional bipolar disorder treatments, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several different areas of the brain to then ultimately affect glutamate. This process can take weeks or even months, while ketamine infusions can provide rapid relief from bipolar disorder symptoms.

The Ketamine Infusion Experience

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while chronic pain conditions require a larger dose and longer duration of infusion.

A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.

What Are The Side Effects of Ketamine Treatment?

As a new treatment option for bipolar disorder, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings during treatment.  Ketamine may also cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.

 

Woman feeling happy after getting ketamine for bbipolar treatment in Franklin, TN.

Can Ketamine Help You Heal?

Have you tried and exhausted other bipolar treatment options only to be left filling full of anxiety and stress? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again? 

If you or someone you may know is dealing with a bipolar disorder, contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting bipolar treatment in Franklin, TN.

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