Ketamine for Anxiety
Fast & Efficient Anxiety Treatment in Gallatin & Nashville, TN
Approximately 12% of Americans deal with social anxiety. If you have anxiety that has not responded to conventional prescription medications and therapy treatments, you don’t need to lose hope in seeking treatment. Ketamine treatment for anxiety can greatly improve your general health and enable you to make constructive improvements in your work, socializing, as well as relationships.
Three Rivers Wellness in Gallatin, TN, and Nashville, TN, offers ketamine infusion therapy to help those with anxiety take back control over their life. Ketamine has a varying public impression, but it’s garnering recognition as a treatment solution for those with various mental disorders, including depression, OCD, and PTSD.
Ketamine Infusions for Anxiety Treatment
Ketamine infusion therapy provides a safe, entrusted, and efficient treatment method for serious anxiety that delivers lasting, relief, and reputable outcomes.
Unlike other treatments like SSRIs, which can take weeks or months to produce results, ketamine infusions offer rapid relief from anxiety symptoms with a large number of our patients reporting improvement within hours of their first infusion.
What Are The Symptoms of Anxiety?
While signs and symptoms can vary between individuals, the main symptoms typically include the following:
- Stress and anxiety
- General unease
- A sense of impending doom or danger
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Avoiding things that trigger anxiety
- Physical weakness
- Trouble focusing
- Disruption in sleep patterns
- Gastrointestinal problems
How Does Ketamine Help Treat Anxiety?
Scientists believe that ketamine infusions help anxiety symptoms by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the brain’s frontal cortex, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.
The rapid onset of ketamine’s anti-anxiety effect occurs because ketamine bypasses the conventional serotonin path, instead switching on glutamate.
This is remarkably different from conventional antidepressants, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several different areas of the brain to then ultimately affect glutamate. This process can take weeks or even months, while ketamine infusions can provide rapid relief from anxiety symptoms.
Are There Any Adverse Effects of Ketamine?
As a new treatment option for anxiety, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings after treatment.
Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.
As a good example, the FDA authorized the medication Prazosin to treat hypertension in 1976, but it is now mainly used for the treatment of nightmares in individuals with PTSD, a use that was not at first approved.
Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?
During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions for mood disorders can typically last 40-60 minutes, while chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia require a larger dose and can take 2-4 hours.
A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.
These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.
Is Ketamine for Anxiety The Right Solution for You?
Are you ready to take back control of your life? Tired of trying one medication after the other to only be left with those same feelings of anxiety? Then ketamine infusions might be a great option for you.