Bipolar Disorder

Allison Wells, MD -  - Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Lone Star Infusion

Allison Wells, MD

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Houston, TX & The Woodlands, TX

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, Dr. Allison Wells encourages you to consult her if you have bipolar disorder. She offers 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 Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

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:

  • Manic episodes of euphoria and a heightened state of energy
  • Depressive episodes of intense sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, and a lack of energy
  • Changes in sleep patterns and appetite

Family history of bipolar disorder and your brain’s chemical makeup put you at risk for bipolar disorder.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Dr. Wells 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.

What should I expect during ketamine infusion treatment?

If Dr. Wells determines that ketamine infusion treatment is right for you, she recommends starting with a series of six ketamine infusions. At each session, she 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.

Dr. Wells 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.