Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment In Arkansas
Everyone experiences occasional anxiety. However, people suffering from excessive worry and fear on a daily basis may suffer from an anxiety disorder.
These disorders often revolve around repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear that reach a peak within minutes, known as panic attacks.
Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities and be difficult to control but are most often out of proportion to the actual danger. You may actively avoid places, people, or situations to prevent anxiety.
If you’ve tried other treatment methods, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and still aren’t getting relief from your anxiety disorder symptoms, ketamine may be a solution. We offer an effective Ketamine treatment option in the form of intravenous IV infusion sessions.
We have helped hundreds of Arkansas residents get rapid relief from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and other social phobias. Help is available, contact us today and a member of our friendly staff will get you scheduled for a free consultation to discuss your anxiety therapy options.
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How Does Ketamine Help Anxiety?
Ketamine binds to receptors in the brain that increases the amount of a neurotransmitter called glutamate that is released. This then sets off a chain of reactions within the brain that affects thinking and emotional regulation.
Is Ketamine Right For You?
Everyone that is a potential candidate to treat their anxiety through Ketamine infusion therapy goes through a consultation process so we understand your medical history, symptoms, and whether or not this form of treatment is right for you.
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Fortunately, the field of mental health treatment is greatly advancing, and innovative new treatments are making it easier and easier to find a treatment that works for you. With the advent of Ketamine Infusion Therapy, people suffering from anxiety disorders are finding relief from their symptoms within hours of treatment, rather than the weeks that more traditional medications may take.
Examples of Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Characterized by chronic anxiety and exaggerated worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke it.
- Panic Disorder – Characterized by unexpected, repeated episodes of intense fear. Usually accompanied by physical symptoms, including heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
- Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder – Characterized by overwhelming anxiety and self-arnsciousness in social settings. It can be limited to only one type of situation, such as a fear of public speaking, but can also be so proud that a person experiences symptoms anytime they are around other people.
- Agoraphobia – Characterized by feeling fear in and avoiding places or situations that may cause you to panic, or feel helpless.
- Some may develop an anxiety disorder due to a medical condition that includes symptoms of intense anxiety, caused by a physical health problem.
- Selective Mutism – Characterized by a failure of children to speak in some social situations, even when they can speak in others (such as at home with close family).
- Separation Anxiety Disorder – A childhood disorder characterized by anxiety related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles.
- Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder – Characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are a direct result of misusing drugs or taking medications.
What Are The Symptom of Anxiety?
- Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
- A sense of impending danger or doom
- An increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing/hyperventilation
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Trouble sleeping
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Difficulty controlling worry
- The urge to avoid things that may trigger anxiety
What leads someone to develop an anxiety disorder is still not fully understood. Traumatic events or life experiences may trigger these disorders in people already prone to anxiety, but inherited traits can also be a factor.
For some people, their anxiety disorder may be linked to underlying health issues, but in other cases, anxiety symptoms can be the first indicators of a medical illness.
Examples of medical problems that can be linked to anxiety may include:
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems (for example, hyperthyroidism)
- Respiratory disorders, such as COPD or Asthma
- Drug abuse or withdrawal
- Withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiCOepines, or other medications
- Chronic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
It is possible that your anxiety may be caused by an underlying medical condition if:
- You do not have any blood relatives with an anxiety disorder
- You did not have an anxiety disorder as a child
- You do not avoid certain things or situations because of anxiety
- You have a sudden occurrence of anxiety that seems unrelated to life events
The following factors may increase your risk of developing an anxiety disorder:
- Trauma – Children or adults who experience traumatic events can go on to develop anxiety disorders
- Stress Due to Illness – A serious health condition can cause significant worry.
- Personality – Some specific personality types are more prone to anxiety disorders.
- Other Mental Health Disorders – Other disorders, such as depression, often go hand-in-hand with anxiety disorders.
- Having Blood Relatives with an Anxiety Disorder – They often run in families.
- Drug or Alcohol Abuse.
While there is still no way to prevent someone from developing an anxiety disorder, some steps can be taken to reduce the impact of symptoms.
- Get Help Early – Anxiety disorders are like many other mental health conditions, in that it is harder to treat the longer you wait.
- Stay Active – Enjoy activities and friendships that you enjoy or make you feel good about yourself.
- Avoid Alcohol or Drug Use
How does Ketamine treatment for anxiety work?
Exactly how Ketamine treats anxiety disorders is still being researched. The current understanding is that Ketamine binds to receptors in the brain that increases the amount of a neurotransmitter, glutamate, is released. This will then set off a chain of reactions within the brain that affects thinking and emotional regulation.
To put this in simpler terms, the brain reacts to Ketamine in a way that triggers hormones that help create more positive emotions. This can occur within minutes after a person receives their infusion, but some people may need several treatments before they experience the highest level of benefits.
Are if you interested in learning more about your options for Ketamine Treatment in Arkansas, contact us today and we will be in touch soon.