Ketamine for Anxiety Disorders

Ketamine Treating Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders affect more than 18% of the US population and are currently on the rise due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Making this, one of the most common mental health disorders doctors in this country treat, and ketamine therapy seeks to fight it. While a healthy level of stress and anxiety is innate in humans and a protection mechanism. Often the levels of anxiety we see, exceed what is necessary for a normal existence. 

What Causes Anxiety?

This may seem like a simple question and varies for people of different walks of life. However, from a clinical perspective, it is linked to an abnormally high level of the hormone cortisol in the brain. Subsequently, these people often feel overly stressed and worried when it is not necessary for their survival as a human. Even though we are living in a modern age, our brains are slower to catch up to the world around us. Recognizing when your fight or flight response is overactive is the first step in realizing you may have an anxiety disorder. 

Behavioral and Physical Symptoms

Anxiety may rear its’ head at any time and it’s up to you and those you trust to recognize when the stress is unnecessary. Here are some signs to pick up on and self reflect about if you should try something such as ketamine therapy for treatment. 

  • Fear of interacting with others
  • Fear of speaking up
  • Worry of humiliation
  • Avoiding attention
  • Constantly expecting the worst

What is “Normal?”

Now, we all go through these emotions at some point but living in a constant state of fear will eventually take a mental toll that can lead to major depressive states. Furthermore, by not putting yourself in uncomfortable situations you lessen opportunities that may have been perfect for you. Give yourself a chance! And if you need assistance use the Neuroscience Center’s resources to move forward with less anxiety. 

Ketamine Therapy & Your Anxiety Disorder

There are many treatment options for treating anxiety disorders and maybe you have tried a few with few positive results. At the Neuroscience Center, we will seek a tailored treatment that works for YOUR life. This can range from standard methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy to more modern treatments such as ketamine therapy. 

Ketamine continues to show its efficacy in the mental health world and anxiety disorders are no different. Especially, when anxiety leads down the road to depression. In a small study published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology subjects with anxiety disorders responded well to weekly doses of ketamine over 3 months. Patients experienced significant changes in their lifestyles and reduced the stress of living in the modern age. 

Get Your Confidence Back

You and the world are experiencing difficult times. If you are feeling increasingly stressed about the future, reach out to us at the Neuroscience Center. There’s no reason to go through this alone and your body may be overreacting to stressors you can’t control.  We hope to normalize these levels through the research and work of our renowned team of neurological physicians and researchers. Give us a call at 847-236-9310 and we will do everything we can to get you back on the road to confidence and happiness. 

Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant

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