An Overview of Manic and Depressive Episodes
Approximately 5.7 million adults in the US are affected by bipolar disorder each year, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Bipolar disorder is a condition that comes with intense mood swings, involving manic highs and depressive lows. It’s thought to be caused by genetics, environment, and altered brain chemistry. It’s not a condition that will go away if left untreated and can lead to psychosis if ignored.
At Ketamine Wellness Institute Jacksonville, we understand how debilitating this condition can be. We pride ourselves on offering an innovative treatment option for people with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder. Reclaim your life with IV ketamine therapy.
The Science Behind IV Ketamine
Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.
Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.
Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.
Take the First Step
Bipolar disorder can make everyday life a challenge. At Ketamine Wellness Institute Jacksonville, we are dedicated to helping you find a treatment that brings you relief from the symptoms.
With innovative treatments like ketamine therapy – what many call a “game-changer” for mental health treatment – we want to set you on the path to wellness.
Once used solely as an anesthetic, ketamine’s effect on the NMDA receptor in the brain allows it to bring rapid relief to mental health symptoms. Through a series of infusions, 70% of patients report relief from their symptoms.
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