A Revolutionary Bipolar Depression Treatment
Many people suffer from bipolar depression but fail to find relief and restore balance in their lives with conventional bipolar depression treatment options. However, Ketamine therapy for depression continues to be an effective treatment for various mood disorders, including bipolar depression. We offer low-dose ketamine infusions Ketamine Clinics LA and have found it to be especially effective for patients who are resistant to medications and other conventional forms of treatment for depression and mood disorders.
Understanding Bipolar Depression
Bipolar depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is a mood disorder distinguished by alternating periods of mania and depression. Sufferers often feel extremely happy and full of energy during the manic stage but then fall into a period of misery and discord during the depression stage.
Bipolar I vs. Bipolar II
People with this mood disorder may have Bipolar I or Bipolar II. Sufferers of Bipolar I have longer manic phases that last at least one week while Bipolar II sufferers have hypomanic swings that are less intense than full-blown mania and typically last less than a week. In either case, the goal of treatment is to stabilize the mood, break the cycle of mania and depression, and provide treatment for suicidal thoughts.
Is Ketamine Right For Me?
Bipolar Depression Treatment Options
The most common treatment options for patients suffering from bipolar disorder is a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Many patients work with a counselor on an ongoing basis and some may participate in support groups or attend workshops and classes that educate themselves and their families about their mood disorder. Common medications for depression include:
- Mood stabilizers such as Lithium, Tegretol, and Depakote
- Antipsychotic medication like Zyprexa or Abilify
- Antidepressant-antipsychotics like Symbyax
- Anti-anxiety medication such as benzodiazepines
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) or as a last resort, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Bipolar Depression
Unlike antidepressants and other medications commonly prescribed for bipolar patients, using ketamine for bipolar depression treatment can provide significant relief in a matter of hours. Many patients notice relief from symptoms in just one or two days after their second infusion and don’t have to worry about any of the unpleasant side effects that are common among conventional antidepressants.
An Alternative Treatment
Ketamine therapy can also be a viable alternative to treatments such as ECT and TMS, which may require months of costly, continuous treatment before the patient sees results. In fact, the results of a 2015 study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice reveals ketamine infusion for bipolar depression is especially effective in patients with treatment-resistant symptoms. Those who have tried conventional treatments and actively sought out help from support groups or counseling may benefit the most from ketamine therapy.
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Mother of PTSD and depression patient
I saw my son once again.
Although all the medical treatment Matt has received was valuable in some way, the only time in 16 years I saw the person who is my son once again quietly emerge, was after the ketamine infusions.
Allen C. 34 year old Male, Engineer
My successes have been phenomenal.
I have cut down on my Effexor to 75 Mg per day. I have eliminated lithium from my regiment and haven’t needed ambien for about month now to sleep. My klonopin I’ve reduced to once every other day. The infusions really helped my depression and chronic pain in my neck. My depression has never been better and I am cutting down on my other medications with great success. Thank you, thank you Dr. Mandel!
37 Year Old Woman, Registered Nurse
When I found Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles,
When I found Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, and began to research the treatment, I felt my spirits lift. I felt hope. From the moment I called their office, I knew I was in good hands. As someone who works in healthcare, I couldn’t believe how kind and attentive Dr. Mandel and his entire staff were. I know they really care about me.
Keith W. 60 year old male, Lawyer
My doctor recommended that I try Ketamine
My doctor recommended that I try Ketamine at this time because he considers that there is now enough clinical information to make an informed decision about its effectiveness and side effects, and specifically recommended Dr. Mandel, who even with a glowing recommendation from someone for whom I have tremendous respect vastly exceeded all of my expectations.
Dr. Mandel has truly made my unlivable life, livable again.
Dr. Mandel has truly made my unlivable life, livable again. My ability to get out of bed early and or nearly right as I wake up has significantly improved. I’m able to keep up with my incredibly hectic schedule. My overall mood is high and lethargy is low. My social anxiety is at an all time low, and I haven’t had a panic attack since my first infusion.