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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed by Anxiety

A sound, sight, smell, or sensation can remind someone of prior trauma. The anticipation of perceived fear, a physical sensation (nausea), or a specific emotion tends to trigger panic attacks in people (feeling overwhelmed, guilty, embarrassed). A feeling of constant anticipation can be particularly unpleasant. Thankfully, there are treatments to help relieve these symptoms, and stop feeling overwhelmed by anxiety.


Feeling Helpless

Anxiety may be crippling, especially when panic episodes occur. Individuals dealing with anxiety may be afraid of everyday tasks and feel like their anxiety is controlling their life. People may self-medicate to control their symptoms by using substances such as drugs or alcohol in some situations, but unfortunately this will only make things worse.

Anxiety is Very Frequent

In the United States, anxiety disorders are one of the most frequent mental health issues. Anxiety disorders which include phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions affect people of all ages. The good news is that anxiety can be managed. A combination of medicine and psychotherapy can help reduce the symptoms in many situations. Unfortunately, even after attempting multiple different forms of treatment, 30-40% of persons with anxiety are unable to obtain relief through typical therapeutic procedures.

Ketamine is the Solution

Ketamine infusions are recommended for those who have serious mental health problems and are resistant to therapy. It can help individuals with a wide range of treatment-resistant mood disorders who have tried various medication regimens with little or no success.

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Depression and anxiety frequently coexist, and one explanation for this may be because both disorders include glutamate system problems. Ketamine affects the glutamate and GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitters, and therefore have been studied extensively for the treatment of anxiety and depression, proving to be helpful in many situations.

For treatment-resistant patients

A patient is a candidate to have ketamine therapy if the individual hasn’t responded to adequate doses of two different antidepressants for a sufficient duration of time, which is usually six weeks.

Interestingly, ketamine is helping patients with treatment-resistant disorders, and preliminary data suggests that roughly 60% of treatment-resistant individuals will benefit from ketamine infusions. That is due to the fact that ketamine has a different effect on the brain than other antidepressants.

If you think that ketamine therapy is for you, schedule a consultation with us and find out more information about the benefits of this treatment.

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