Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Do you struggle with anxiety and find that traditional treatments don’t ease your symptoms? At our clinics, the team offers low-dose ketamine infusions as an alternative to traditional anxiety treatments. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, or Phoenix, Arizona office today or use the online tool to schedule a consultation. Find out how ketamine infusions can help you find relief from anxiety.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
It’s normal to feel anxious sometimes when you’re faced with a major job deadline, unpaid bills, or any other life crisis. But when anxiety becomes chronic and pervasive, it can greatly interfere with your quality of life. You could find anxiety makes it hard to work, function at school, and have normal relationships.
While no two people experience anxiety the same way, some common symptoms include:
- Sense of doom or danger
- Problems focusing and concentrating
- Panic attacks, including bouts of lightheadedness and rapid heart rate
- Persistent periods of nervousness and worry
Anxiety has various underlying causes and can be classified as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and other phobias. Anxiety can coexist with other mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
What is the traditional treatment for anxiety?
Anxiety is normally treated with a conventional antidepressant. When one type doesn’t work, the doctor can move you onto another prescription, hoping that one will eventually ease your symptoms.
For a large percentage of patients, these drugs offer no relief from their anxiety. They often find that evidence-based, nonpharmacologic therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy don’t work either.
How are ketamine infusions used to treat anxiety?
Studies show that ketamine infusion therapy is a powerful way to treat anxiety, especially when more conventional treatments fail.
Ketamine has a calming effect that positively affects those with anxiety. It can boost your mood for up to two weeks after transfusion. After ketamine infusion therapy, people with anxiety find they’re more able to deal with life’s stresses and maintain an even mood. Ketamine therapy can also ease the number and severity of anxiety attacks.
How does ketamine work to ease anxiety?
Ketamine infusion therapy starts to work almost immediately. It stimulates specific activity in your brain associated with a neurotransmitter called glutamate. Glutamate is one of many neurotransmitters that regulate mood.
Ketamine works differently from conventional anti-anxiety treatments, making it an effective way to address anxiety when traditional treatments fail.
If you suffer debilitating anxiety and need relief, call one of our clinics today to see how they can help. You can also request an appointment using the online tool.