More than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder today. If you’re struggling with highs and lows that you can’t control, Revival Infusion Madison specialist Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, offers an innovative solution in the Fitchburg, Wisconsin, office. Ketamine infusions can rapidly stabilize your moods and be an effective treatment when others aren’t helping. Call the office today or click the scheduling link to book your consultation.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that causes significant mood swings. People with bipolar disorder can experience manic and hypomanic episodes (the highs) and depressive episodes (the lows).
Bipolar disorder is severe and often debilitating when untreated. It has the highest risk of suicide among all mental health disorders.
Although bipolar disorder is a distressing and frustrating condition to live with, treatments can help. Knowing the signs of bipolar episodes can help you get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
The common symptoms of bipolar hypomania and mania include:
While mania is more severe than hypomania, the symptoms are the same.
The common symptoms of a bipolar depressive episode include:
With rapid cycling bipolar disorder, hypomania or mania transitions into depression without a break between them.
With mixed state bipolar disorder, mania and depression symptoms can happen at the same time.
Many treatments are available for bipolar disorder. Psychotherapy and medication are frequently the first approaches, with medicinal options including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety drugs.
Finding a medication that works can be challenging. Unfortunately, many people with bipolar disorder never find a drug that’s effective for them. If you’ve tried several bipolar medications and are still struggling, an alternative approach, like ketamine infusions, could help.
Ketamine is an anesthetic medication with other benefits: In low doses, the drug increases glutamate in your brain. Glutamate is the neurotransmitter vital to regulating your mood. The increased glutamate immediately works to even out your moods.
Ketamine also repairs the damaged brain pathways that contribute to mood swings, leading to stable thought patterns.
Several studies show very promising results. A recent study of ketamine treatment for bipolar patients showed highly positive effects after a series of six low-dose infusions. Other studies also show beneficial outcomes, including reduced suicidal ideation and rapid mood lifting.
Revival Infusion Madison offers ketamine infusions in a calm med spalike environment. Schedule your consultation online or call the office for help today.
NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.