Bipolar disorders affect about 6 million American adults every year. While this disorder is manageable, over 40% of affected people do not seek treatment. At Lone Star Infusion in Houston, our Anesthesiologist/Anesthetist team encourages you to consult with them if you have bipolar disorder. They offer tailored ketamine infusion therapy to treat bipolar disorder and help you live a better and more satisfying life. Call or book an appointment online today.
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that affects your thoughts and energy. It manifests as unusual shifts in mood.
While everyone experiences mood swings from time to time, those with bipolar disorder exhibit extreme changes in mood usually accompanied by changes in sleep, energy level, activities, thinking clearly, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
There are a number of types of bipolar disorders, and they’re classified according to the severity and length of your symptoms. These symptoms include:
Family history of bipolar disorder and your brain’s chemical makeup put you at risk for bipolar disorder.
Our Anesthesiologist/Anesthetist team uses ketamine infusion therapy to treat bipolar disorder.
There are several other options for treating bipolar disorder, such as medication and talk therapy, but everyone's experience with them is different. You may find that these other treatment options do not relieve your symptoms. Medication can leave several side effects such as weight gain, restlessness, and tremors.
Ketamine infusion provides a safe, low-risk option and dramatically improves your bipolar disorder by stimulating healthy brain function.
If it is determined that ketamine infusion treatment is right for you, an Anesthesiologist/Anesthetist will recommend starting with a series of six ketamine infusions. At each session, an Anesthesiologist/Anesthetist administers a one-hour low-dose infusion. This includes 40 minutes of active infusion while you relax and 20 minutes of recovery. You may feel mild visual hallucinations and other similar mild effects that wear off quickly.
Our Anesthesiologist/Anesthetist team uses best practice standards to monitor your progress and ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure.
With ketamine infusion therapy, it is possible that you will feel significant relief within a few hours to two days after the use. If you wish to know more about ketamine infusion therapy and how it can treat your bipolar disorder, call Lone Star Infusion or book an appointment online today.