Every year, almost 6 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder, experiencing both manic highs and depressive lows. At Rise Wellness Centers in Plano, Texas, the team of doctors and medical staff offer ketamine infusion therapy as an alternative treatment for bipolar disorder. If you’ve found that antidepressants or mood stabilizers haven’t relieved your symptoms, call Rise Wellness Centers or make an appointment online to learn more about ketamine therapy and how it fits into a customized treatment plan for bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder — formerly known as manic depression — is a group of mood disorders that are characterized by swings between periods of depression and mania. There are three different types of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar I is characterized by dramatic mood swings. You move between manic episodes where you feel high and energetic. You may also feel revved up or irritable during a manic episode. However, during depressive episodes, you feel hopeless or worthless with little energy. It’s also common to have periods of normal moods between your highs and lows.
Bipolar II also causes swings between high and low moods, although your highs are considered hypomanic. Hypomanic episodes are often less severe and don’t last as long as a classic manic episode.
Cyclothymic disorder is the mildest type of bipolar, with frequent swings between mild periods of hypomania and depression.
Bipolar disorder is caused by imbalanced brain chemistry. When you have insufficient levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, your brain is unable to regulate your moods normally, and you develop mood disorder symptoms such as depression and mania.
You’re more likely to develop a condition such as bipolar disorder if you have a family history of mental health conditions. Environmental factors such as extreme stress, drug or alcohol abuse, and a personal history of abuse or neglect can also contribute to bipolar disorder.
At Rise Wellness Centers, the doctors provide highly customized treatment plans to reduce your bipolar symptoms and help you regain your health and well-being. Ketamine infusion therapy is the foundation of many treatment plans.
Ketamine infusion therapy is proving to be an effective alternative treatment option for mood disorders such as bipolar and depression. Ketamine infusion therapy helps to regulate your NMDA receptors, which help control your mood as well as how your body interprets pain.
Essentially, ketamine infusions help your body to reset these critical receptors, enabling correct brain function and reducing your symptoms. As your symptoms subside, you develop the mental clarity needed to devote your energies toward resolving any underlying issues through therapy.
Call Rise Wellness Centers or schedule a consultation online today to discover how ketamine therapy can relieve your symptoms and restore your overall wellness.