Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment
What was once used only as an FDA-approved anesthetic has now evolved into a promising new treatment for mood disorders, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and treatment-resistant depression.
When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, IV ketamine treatments can improve the symptoms of anxiety in up to 80% of patients and restore normalcy back to their life.
Read more to learn more about how Advanced Wellness and Pain in Scottsdale, AZ can help relieve your symptoms and give you the resources you need.
How Does Ketamine Help with Anxiety?
Our research shows that ketamine blocks the NMDA receptors in the brain. Normally glutamate, a naturally occurring excitatory neurotransmitter, mediates the response of stress and the formation of traumatic memories. Ketamine quickly brings about positive changes in the brain that restore synaptic connections.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. However, when anxiety and panic attacks interfere with your job, your studies at school, or your family life, it becomes a more serious issue. Anxiety disorders are a mental health condition that requires the professional care of a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental healthcare professional.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says, “Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. But anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives.”
Is Ketamine Right For Me?
One benefit that ketamine therapy has over traditional anxiety treatments is the quick speed at which it works. Traditional treatments of antidepressants are thought to take 6-12 weeks for these changes to occur, but with ketamine, this can occur within 24 hours of the infusion.
Ketamine has shown to be an effective treatment for social anxiety disorders (SAD), general anxiety disorders (GAD), and PTSD.
Please schedule an appointment today with Advanced Wellness and Pain to see if we can help you restore some quality back into your life by utilizing Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment.