Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Fast & Efficient Bipolar Treatment in Arvada
Many individuals are affected by bipolar depression but still find conventional treatment does not offer the relief and stability one desires. That being said, there is a promise for ketamine’s use during the depressive phase of the illness.
At Relevare we titrate ketamine infusions for your individual needs for optimal results. Our integrative sessions will focus on specific thought patterns and behavioral changes that help you find relief from your symptoms and empower you to live a life in line with your identity. Ketamine has been found to be significantly impactful for sufferers resistant to prescription drugs as well as other typical methods of treatment with regard to depression and mood disorders.
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Our goal is to help bring innovative new treatment options to those in our community who need it most.
If you are trying to heal from the symptoms of bipolar disorder, ketamine infusions may be able to help you take back your life.
How Does Ketamine Help Bipolar Disorder?
Ketamine works by a similar mechanism for most mental health disorders. Since it modulates glutamate activity, and glutamate is present in 90% of excitatory brain connections, the applications are broad. Ketamine is known to act on the NMDA receptor as an antagonist, meaning it blocks the action of that reception. In addition, ketamine also acts on the AMPA receptor (an action of R-ketamine that is missing from the nasal spray Esketamine). The downstream effect of the action on both these receptors results in modulating signals and decreasing the amount of glutamate, a major neurotransmitter inside the brain as previously mentioned. With the inhibition of glutamate, you get an increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This is huge since it leads to the formation of new neurons (neurogenesis) and new pathways (synaptogenesis). Ketamine works, unlike no other medication. In addition to its action on NMDA and AMPA as stated above (which is thought to be the primary mechanism), it is also effective on aminergic, opioid, and cholinergic systems. This could also contribute to behavioral and neural network changes, which is exactly what we want.
This unique mechanism contributes to ketamine’s fast action. Conventional antidepressants, which increase the number of neurotransmitters available, such as serotonin, take multiple weeks to start taking effect whereas ketamine starts working within hours. The effects of ketamine are fast following an infusion however a full treatment series coupled with integration sessions where we will implement helpful behavioral changes has the highest potential for long-lasting relief.
The majority of the studies are on major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD) however there is increasing evidence of its applications to bipolar, PTSD, and anxiety. With bipolar disorder, it is important the treatments are administered during the depressive, and not a manic phase, of the disease in order for it to have a more long-lasting and stabilizing effect. Our integration sessions also focus on this aspect for patients looking for symptomatic relief for their bipolar disorder.
During Your Ketamine Infusion
We strive to ensure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their private, themed rooms during treatment. We promise individualized care and our full attention. Ketamine can make patients sensitive to sound and light therefore each patient gets optional nightshades and noise canceling headphones and a personal tablet where music is streamed. Although a lot of patients can be nervous about their first treatment, by their second treatment they are feeling a lot more relaxed and looking forward to and more open to the experience. It is definitely a process and different for each of us and we are here to help you if we can. During your intake, we will take the time to explain what to expect and how to set a proper intention for your session. To find out more about the journey visit our Patient Prep page. For even more information we recommend the book A Ketamine Infusion: A Patient’s Guide 2nd edition. It was written in plain language by a ketamine patient herself. We are not affiliated with the author or published, we just found it to be a useful resource.
We are a fully equipped medical facility ready for the unlikely event of an emergency. Dr. Mallek is a board-certified anesthesiologist with extensive experience in situations far more acute than those encountered at our clinic. The clinic is designed to be comforting, and the right setting for the treatments offered.
We Can Help
If other bipolar disorder treatments failed to provide the relief you need then there is a good chance we can help.
Ketamine has been shown to improve the symptoms of bipolar disorder quickly. Contact us today and schedule your 15 min free phone consultation today.
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