Understanding Mania and How Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Can Help - COPE

Understanding Mania and How Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Can Help

Bipolar Disorder, Mania and Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment

Mania is a complex disorder that is often misunderstood and commonly misdiagnosed. There’s so much consider when it comes to mania, its symptoms, and finding relief. Here are a few things everyone should know about mania.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Include Manic Episodes

For starters, it’s important to understand that a manic episode is not considered a disorder in itself. Mania is part of a disorder known as Bipolar Disorder. There are three types of Bipolar Disorder known as Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Cyclothymic Disorder. People suffering from Bipolar Disorder often experience manic episodes which include the following symptoms:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Elevated mood
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Erratic behaviors and indulgences
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Talkative, loud and excessive speech (manic speech patterns)
  • Racing thoughts
  • Lack of attention and focus

IV Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment for Mania and Bipolar Disorder

Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) is an effective treatment that can help manage bipolar disorder. Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) has been associated with impressive benefits in bipolar depression. For example, in one study of 53 adults with bipolar depression, a single session of intravenous ketamine resulted in 51% of patients responding and maintaining the response one week later. It’s also shown efficacy in a double blind controlled trial.

Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) is growing in popularity as a treatment option for bipolar disorder because it does not come with some of the symptoms that traditional bipolar treatments can cause like weight gain.

If you are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and get the right help, you can go on to live a very successful and fulfilling life. Give our COPE team a call today 1-833-COPE-NOW for a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy.