Bipolar Disorder Specialist

Big Sky Ketamine

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Kalispell, MT

Bipolar is a common mental health condition that affects more than five million Americans. Unfortunately, research suggests that 51% of people with bipolar disorder don’t realize it. If you regularly experience mood swings or feelings of depression, it’s important to seek professional help from a caring provider, like William D. Stratford Jr., MD, FAPA, PC. The team at Big Sky Ketamine in Kalispell, Montana, proudly offers ketamine infusion therapy to ease the symptoms of bipolar disorder. To make an appointment, call the office today.

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, including significant emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). If you have bipolar disorder, you might feel foggy-headed and disinterested in normal activities one day and euphoric and completely energetic the next. 

Some people with bipolar disorder experience mood swings frequently, while others experience them once or twice a year. Although bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, with proper treatment, it’s possible to manage. 

Are there different types of bipolar disorder?

There are four different types of bipolar disorder:

Bipolar I 

If you’re diagnosed with bipolar I, it means you’ve had at least one manic episode, followed by a major depressive or hypomanic episode. People with bipolar I also experience breaks with reality from time-to-time, known as psychosis. 

Bipolar II

If you’re diagnosed with bipolar II, it means you’ve had at least one major depressive episode and one hypomanic episode, but no history of manic episodes. 

Cyclothymic disorder

If you’re diagnosed with cyclothymic disorder, it means you’ve experienced at least two years of multiple periods featuring hypomania symptoms followed by depressive symptoms. However, these depressive symptoms aren’t as severe as a major depressive episode.

Other types

Certain illicit drugs or a medical diagnosis such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Cushing’s disease can trigger a bipolar episode. This type of bipolar is especially rare. 

When should I see a doctor regarding bipolar disorder?

Many times, people with bipolar disorder don’t realize how much their symptoms negatively impact their quality of life. Even if you feel productive and happy during a manic episode, it’s only a matter of time before it’s followed by a crash, featuring low energy and depression. If you regularly experience emotional ups and downs, make an appointment with the team at Big Sky Ketamine.

How does ketamine infusion therapy help treat bipolar disorder?

If you have bipolar disorder, certain areas of your brain, including those responsible for higher-level thinking and memory, become damaged. Ketamine infusion therapy helps heal these neural pathways, relieving your symptoms and improving your quality of life. Though ketamine infusion therapy isn’t a miracle cure, it can help you feel better over a course of at least six treatment sessions.

To learn more about treating your bipolar disorder with ketamine infusion therapy, call the office to make an appointment at Big Sky Ketamine today. 

COVID-19

We have added staffing to accommodate the increased demand for IV ketamine therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential service provider, our office will remain open and fully operational. Please call us today if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment: 406-203-1884.