Bipolar Disorder

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental health disorder that causes extreme mood swings. The mood swings occur on a sliding scale, meaning they can include extreme emotional highs (mania) or intense lows (depression). 

Bipolar disorder is a condition that consists of manic or depressive episodes. Someone with bipolar disorder often isn’t aware of when they are in the midst of an episode, nor can they often feel when one is coming on. 

At Restoring Wellness Solutions, we know how quickly this condition can become debilitating if left untreated. That’s why we are committed to treating not just the symptoms, but the underlying condition in our patients as well.



Symptoms of mania commonly include racing thoughts, distractibility, exaggerated self-confidence, increased agitation, and abnormally upbeat behavior. Mania, if left untreated, can also lead to a possible break from reality or require hospitalization. It can also cause a decreased need for sleep, excessive talking, and poor decision-making. For example, excessive spending, taking unnecessary risks, and making foolish decisions are all possible behaviors while experiencing a manic episode.

Depressive Episodes

Symptoms of depressive episodes typically include feeling depressed, losing interest in once-loved activities, experiencing fluctuating weight, and feeling constant fatigue. Depressive episodes can affect day-to-day life, such as work, school, and personal relationships. There’s no set timeline to help someone know when the depressive episode will end, but there are treatments out there like ketamine that make the symptoms more manageable.


Psychosis is characterized by a person having a “break” from reality, where they struggle to know what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions can be things they see, hear, or believe to be true. It isn’t necessarily common in people with bipolar disorder, but it has been known to happen. It typically involves one of two major experiences, being hallucinations and/or delusions.
Ketamine for bipolar

Ketamine Offers Hope for Mental Health Disorders

How Ketamine Treats Bipolar Disorder

Many traditional treatment options take weeks or months for the patient to feel its effects. For some, the relief never comes. That’s where ketamine infusion therapy differs. 

Researchers believe that ketamine works by causing the release of molecules in your brain that create new communication pathways between your neurons.”

Ketamine treatment works by interacting with the NMDA receptor and glutamate – two parts of the brain essential for communication and connection. For people who have tried different methods to treat their condition to no avail, ketamine infusions may be a viable option. 

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