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3 Reasons to Consider Ketamine Infusions for Anxiety

Racing heart. stomach in motion. clammy palms. inadequate breathing. The usual guidance Oh, don't worry! All of it is in your head. adds insult to injury for anyone who has felt the bodily symptoms of an anxiety attack.

By Yuli FradkinPublished about a year ago 4 min read
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Racing heart. stomach in motion. clammy palms. inadequate breathing. The usual guidance Oh, don't worry! All of it is in your head. adds insult to injury for anyone who has felt the bodily symptoms of an anxiety attack. It may seem impossible to ever find a way to overcome these feelings of anxiety and fear when you combine them with a resistance to conventional treatment approaches. However, there is hope and it is awaiting you. Patients with anxiety that is resistant to treatment have shown encouraging results from therapeutic ketamine infusions. Learn more about using IV ketamine to treat the symptoms of anxiety by reading on.

How Does Anxiety Treated with Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Ketamine was initially used to induce anaesthesia, but research indicates that the drug can cause an increase in glutamate production, which is the first step in a cascade of events that leads to the formation of new neural pathways in the brain. The brain becomes more adaptable through the development of additional neural pathways, enabling the brain to continue forging these connections and the patient to grow more optimistic thoughts and behaviours.

Although scientists are still figuring out exactly how ketamine causes this ripple effect in the brain, the benefits of ketamine on people with forms of depression and anxiety that are resistant to treatment are astounding. This effect has not been seen with conventional antidepressants (primarily selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs).Bipo

Do You Feel Like Your Anxiety Symptoms Are Controlling Your Life?

A person with general anxiety disorder (GAD) experiences constant, unwarranted worry or fear in circumstances that are unwarranted or beyond their control. Despite being annoying, the feelings of anxiety that many people experience without a clinical diagnosis are typically caused by stress and are nothing to worry about.

When anxiety symptoms significantly interfere with a person's day and occur without any apparent danger, the condition is considered clinical. Social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and various specific phobias are just a few of the subtypes of anxiety disorders, but they all share the same set of symptoms as general anxiety disorder:

• Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense

• Feelings of danger, panic, or dread

• Rapid heart rate

• Rapid breathing, or hyperventilation

• Increased or heavy sweating

• Trembling or muscle twitching

• Weakness and lethargy

• Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about

• Insomnia

• Digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, constipation, or diarrhea

• A strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety

1. Achieve symptom relief in hours, not weeks

According to studies, individuals who had not found relief from traditional medications experienced an antidepressant and anti-suicidal effect after receiving a single therapeutic dose of IV ketamine in 4.5 hours. This is a vast improvement over SSRIs, which take weeks to have a therapeutic effect, as these effects were still noticeable 24 hours after the infusion and 40% of participants reported continued benefits seven days after the infusion.

2. Tap into disordered thinking/behavior patterns

Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic, which sounds much scarier than it is, and can cause users to experience a mild trance-like state in which they feel detached from their physical body. The physical effects of dissociation are just the tip of the iceberg; many patients describe the experience as relaxing and not at all psychedelic as you might expect. Patients who are in a dissociative state are better able to tune out their physical selves and connect with their emotions and memories, which aids in understanding and confronting the causes of their symptoms.

3. Stop taking medications that don’t work for you

When you consider that over 40 million adults in the United States alone suffer from anxiety, 30% of patients who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder may be resistant to conventional therapies like SSRIs. For those who have not found relief from conventional medications, ketamine is a tested alternative.

Is Ketamine Treatment Right for Me?

With ketamine infusion therapy, treating anxiety is made easier because it is a dissociative drug with a quick onset of action. It may be time to talk to a doctor about ketamine infusions for anxiety if you have an anxiety disorder, such as generalised anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder, and traditional medications aren't helping to reduce your anxiety symptoms.

Mindscape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy—Relief is Possible

We at Mindscape Ketamine and Infusion Therapy are here to offer relief because we are aware of how crippling the signs and symptoms of anxiety can be. With consideration for their emotional, physical, and financial needs, our office is dedicated to providing our patients with individualised ketamine therapy for the treatment of different mood disorders, migraine headaches, and chronic pain conditions. Get in touch with us right away for a free consultation if you want to learn more about IV ketamine infusions for anxiety.

You can get assistance right now at the Crisis Text Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you or someone you know needs it.

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