Ketamine for Severe Anxiety Treatment
Have you struggled with severe anxiety symptoms and exhausted all of the other treatment methods available without any positive results to show for it?
Ketamine Infusion Therapy is a remarkable opportunity for profound and long-lasting improvement. It has helped thousands of people manage their anxiety as well as treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and bipolar depression.
At New Life Ketamine Clinic in Dayton, OH, we do more than just provide ketamine, our team is trained to help patients get through their new psychological experiences, maximizing comfort and efficacy. Our team believes it’s not only about utilizing the medicine but how you partner with the medicine and learn to make it work for you.
The Benefits of Ketamine for Anxiety
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal human experience that we all experience every now and then as we go about our day-to-day activities. It can be triggered by stressful or potentially unsafe situations. Normally, this kind of anxiety tends to fade away quickly without any intervention. In a few cases, the anxiety might linger for a longer time and become more severe to the point that it interferes with the person’s life. This is known as an anxiety disorder.
People suffering from this condition often experience intense fear, hypersensitivity, nervousness, and panic attacks almost daily. Research suggests that anxiety tends to run in families but can also be caused by external factors. Although anxiety disorder is very prevalent among adults, it can also affect other age groups including small children and adolescents.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
There are several different types of anxiety disorders each having some unique symptoms. Below is a brief overview of the six main types of anxiety disorders:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly abbreviated as PTSD, is one of the most common forms of anxiety disorders. Just like the name suggests, PTSD mainly affects individuals who have either experienced or witnessed traumatic life experiences.
Examples of traumatic events and experiences that can result in post-traumatic stress disorder include physical abuse, hostage situations, gruesome accidents, sexual abuse, terrorist attacks, war, and emotional abuse just to name a few. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, up to 20% of military personnel who have been involved in active combat for the past few decades have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The number could be even higher since not all affected individuals seek medical help due to the fear of stigmatization. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include reliving the trauma through intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and vivid flashbacks, hypersensitivity, excessive irrational fear, survivor’s guilt, and panic attacks.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder, abbreviated as GAD, is a type of anxiety where a person develops an extreme sense of worry and uneasiness for no obvious reason. This can result in restlessness, irritability, sleeplessness, and a persistent feeling that something bad is about to happen. GAD is not a life-threatening condition. However, without proper medical care, the disorder can completely disrupt the patient’s life.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is a type of anxiety disorder where the affected person subconsciously engages in repetitive behaviors or obsesses over certain thoughts, fears, or actions as a way of coping with stressful situations. Examples of obsessive-compulsive behavior include washing hands repetitively due to fear of germs or contamination, arranging and rearranging things in a certain manner, and repeatedly checking the stove to ensure it is switched off. Without proper treatment, OCD can make life miserable for both the patients and their loved ones. OCD is mostly genetic by nature and tends to run in families.
Panic disorder is characterized by a sudden crippling fear or a panic attack that strikes out of the blue. Symptoms of panic disorder include heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, sweating, trembling, and chest pain. Individuals suffering from this type of anxiety disorder often find it impossible to go about their day-to-day activities due to the fear of impending panic attacks. If correctly diagnosed, panic disorder can easily be treated through counseling.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is the numbing fear of crowded places and social settings. People suffering from social phobia find it difficult to talk to other people, make new friends, or interact in social gatherings. Essentially, they end up isolating themselves from the rest of the world which can ultimately lead to depression. Fortunately, social phobia is a highly treatable condition that can be managed using psychotherapy and medication.
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Separation anxiety disorder, also abbreviated a SAD, is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by an extreme fear of being separated from a place or person with whom one shares a strong emotional connection. Separation anxiety disorder is very common in small children and adolescents but can also affect adults.
How is Anxiety Diagnosed?
There is no physical test for diagnosing anxiety. As such, your Kennewick mental health expert will mainly base the diagnosis on the symptoms. However, the doctor or clinical social worker might conduct a physical examination and recommend a few laboratory tests to ensure there is no other pre-existing condition that might be causing the symptoms.
Although there are several types of anxiety disorders each having a unique set of symptoms, some of the symptoms are common to all anxiety disorders. Below are the signs and symptoms to look out for if you suspect you or someone close to you is suffering from an anxiety disorder:
- Poor concentration
- Extreme irrational fear
- Poor eating habits
- Heart palpitations
- Panic attacks
- Fatigue and dizziness
- Racing thoughts
- Intrusive thoughts
There is Hope, And We Can Help
Our clinic offers high-quality and innovative ketamine-based treatments to help manage chronic anxiety and other stubborn mental health disorders. Our services are available to all people living within the city of Dayton and surrounding areas.
If you or someone you may know is struggling with long term depression, and other treatment methods and medications have failed to help, then you may want to consider ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety treatment as a viable option in your quest to live a happier and healthier life and spending time with those you love the most.
Are you interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for ketamine treatment?
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