Ketamine Therapy for Anxiety Treatment
Depression and severe generalized anxiety can be devastating, but there is hope. Western Slope Ketamine Clinic treats the most severe cases of depression and anxiety with low-dose ketamine infusions — with tremendous, often life-saving, success!
One of the biggest benefits of ketamine Infusion for anxiety treatment is its ability to sometimes bring relief to anxiety symptoms within minutes or hours, rather than the weeks or months your typical antidepressant may take.
Research into ketamine infusions for treating anxiety disorders is still ongoing, but it is generally believed that ketamine helps to foster connections between synapses and helps to restore damaged connections between nerves (essentially “rewiring” the brain), as well.
Because of this, ketamine infusions are helpful for not only depression or other mental health disorders but also neuropathic disorders like Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder may find themselves having difficulty functioning in their everyday life, and may fall behind at work or at school. Anxiety disorders can also affect your relationships with your loved ones or your physical health as well.
Although symptoms can vary from case to case and disorder to disorder, some of the most common symptoms include:
- Feelings of nervousness
- Feelings of restlessness
- Increased heart rate
- A sense of impending doom
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Avoiding things that trigger your anxiety
For most suffering from this mental health disorder, symptoms create problems in day-to-day life, whether that is at work, school, or in social relationships. Some people may even feel symptoms come on without knowing what brought them on. Continue reading to see how this condition manifests itself in different age groups.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety tends to vary between each individual case, but there are a few basic types of anxiety disorders most cases can be identified as:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Characterized by consistent worry, anxiety, and tension, even if there is nothing to bring it on.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts (known as obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (known as compulsions). These compulsions, sometimes called rituals, are performed in an attempt to prevent these obsessive thoughts or make them subside. The compulsions typically only offer temporary relief, however, and can further contribute to anxiety.
Panic Disorder Characterized by repeated episodes of intense fear that bring on physical symptoms such as chest aches, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Brought on after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) Characterized by intense anxiety and self-consciousness in everyday social situations. It may be limited to only public speaking, but some people may experience symptoms whenever they are around other people.
Agoraphobia Characterized by avoidance of places or situations that trigger feelings of anxiety or panic.
People with high stress or childhood trauma may be more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, as well as people with a family history of anxiety or other mental health disorders. Anxiety disorders can bring a higher risk of developing depression or heart disease, and some may turn to substance abuse to try to alleviate the symptoms of their disorder.