Anxiety tends to vary between each individual case, but there are a few basic types of anxiety disorders most cases can be identified as:
Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment
If you’ve tried other treatment methods, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and still aren’t getting relief from your anxiety disorder symptoms, ketamine may be a solution. Focused Infusion Therapy gives you an effective ketamine treatment option in the form of intravenous IV infusion sessions.
At Focused Infusion Therapy we are helping Wickenburg residents get rapid relief from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and other social phobias. Help is available, contact us today and a member of our friendly staff will get you scheduled for a free consultation to discuss your anxiety therapy options.
What Are Ketamine Infusions?
Ketamine, first developed and approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, is a promising new innovation in the field of anxiety treatment. While you may have heard of the club drug Special K, ketamine is not the same drug. Some doctors are calling ketamine the biggest breakthrough in depression and anxiety treatment in decades. When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, research shows that ketamine may be up to 72% effective at providing relief for anxiety disorder symptoms.
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.”
The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders
- 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 pain, 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.
Is Ketamine Treatment Right For You?
If you are suffering from an Anxiety Disorder, and other traditional treatment methods and medications have not produced positive results, then ketamine treatment for anxiety might be a viable treatment option for you. Ketamine has been shown to work well with many patients who have treatment-resistant mood disorders.
Ketamine is a synthetic medicine that has primarily been used as an anesthetic agent in humans and animals for over 50 years. It is one of the most commonly used anesthetic agents in the world, because of its unique properties that make it incredibly safe to administer.
Ketamine binds to NMDA receptors, and creates a glutamate surge, releasing growth factors that help make new synaptic connections in your brain. This paves the way for healthier thought patterns and increases your resilience to chronic stress.
The literature for depression shows a 70% success rate. Individual clinics have seen higher rates, because they have seen increased efficacy with increased dosing.
The low doses used for depression are in the empathogenic "heart opening" psychedelic dose range. People report feelings of love, peace, compassion, forgiveness, and a touch of euphoria.
Ketamine will not be provided to individuals with schizophrenia, psychosis, or certain seizure disorders. Those taking aminophylline for asthma or COPD should not undergo ketamine infusions. If you have serious medical problems like uncontrolled high blood pressure, cardiac disease, or pulmonary problems, a clearance will be requested from your primary care physician before undergoing treatment.