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COPE supported centers are pleased to provide a blog for patients and family members of patients that provides more information on ketamine treatments and mental illness.


Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment to Calm Bipolar Mood Swings without Weight Gain

Traditional treatments for bipolar disorder come with a host of symptoms including weight gain. Unlike Ketamine, most of today’s commonly prescribed medications can have side effects such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances, and weight gain. Bipolar disorder is commonly treated with mood stabilizers, like antipsychotics, and antidepressants.

Antidepressants vs Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) and Weight Gain

  Traditional treatments for depression  include medications like SSRIs or SNRIs or other new generation antidepressants. Unfortunately, some studies show that certain antidepressant medications can cause a weight gain of 10 pounds or more. Ketamine is an innovative antidepressant that provide rapid relief of depressive symptoms without causing weight gain as a side effect.