Bipolar Disorder Specialist

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

David Demangone, M.D.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Willoughby, OH

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that around 2.8% of adults in the United States have bipolar disorder, and 83% of these patients suffer serious impairment because of their condition. If you’re struggling to cope with bipolar disorder and live in Willoughby, Ohio, David Demangone, MD, can help. Dr. Demangone is a distinguished physician providing expert treatment programs for mental health conditions, including fast-acting ketamine infusions that can help when other treatments aren’t working. Call the practice today to find out more or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

Bipolar Disorder Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that was formerly known as manic depression. When you have bipolar disorder, you experience severe, often prolonged mood swings. You go through manic phases when you feel elated and highly energized, then slump into severe bouts of depression.

Manic phases can last for weeks and depression for months at a time, or you could fluctuate rapidly between the two states. The shifting between two such extreme states of mind is exhausting and disabling and makes living with bipolar disorder a considerable challenge.

There isn’t usually a single cause of bipolar disorder. Rather it’s a combination of several factors such as brain structure and genetics.

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Each patient’s experience with bipolar disorder is unique, but there are some symptoms that are common in people who have the condition. During a manic period, you might:

  • Feel intoxicated
  • Have excess energy
  • Be very active
  • Talk quickly
  • Feel agitated
  • Get irritable
  • Have racing thoughts
  • Feel invincible
  • Take risks
  • Overspend 

When you fall into a period of depression, you might:

  • Feel hopeless
  • Have no energy
  • Do very little
  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Enjoy very little
  • Feel empty and worthless
  • Have trouble thinking clearly
  • Be forgetful
  • Eat a poor diet
  • Have chronic fatigue
  • Think suicidal thoughts

Cycling between these mood states can make it tough to lead a normal life, causing difficulties with studying, working, and close relationships. 

There are several types of bipolar disorder, each causing similar symptoms at varying levels of severity.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

There’s a range of potential treatments available for bipolar disorder. These include:

  • Mood stabilizers
  • Atypical antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family-focused therapy
  • Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

There isn’t a cure for bipolar disorder, but Dr. Demangone provides proven treatments and the latest innovative therapies to help you manage your condition. Ketamine infusion therapy is one of these innovations, and Dr. Demangone’s patients often find their bipolar symptoms improve even when other treatments aren’t very effective.

Unfortunately, many patients struggle to find a combination of therapies that can ease their symptoms. Treatment-resistant bipolar disorder is a very real problem, but ketamine is proving to be helpful even when other treatments fail.

Ketamine infusion therapy can also help reduce the symptoms of depression within a few hours, which is significantly faster than the four to six weeks it can take some bipolar medications to work.

To find out more about bipolar disorder and ketamine infusion, call David Demangone, MD, today, or book an appointment online.