Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment

Discover a New Calm: Unleash the Power of Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles is recognized as one of the leading centers offering IV ketamine for anxiety treatment. Ketamine therapy has shown remarkable results for patients suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other types of mood disorders where anxiety is a prevalent symptom. It has also been effectively used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for many years.

Individuals with anxiety struggle to cope with the stressors of daily life, and many are unable to find relief with traditional treatments like medication and psychotherapy. Ketamine Infusion Therapy can have a calming effect on the mind and nervous system. As a result, the use of ketamine infusion for anxiety treatment can help many people get the relief they need, including those who do not respond to other treatment methods.

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety can be triggered by stress and life events, but some people experience high levels of anxiety on a day-to-day basis. Anxiety is a normal phenomenon that occurs in response to, or in anticipation of, stressful events. If anxious thoughts are taking over someone’s life, it can be difficult for them to get through their day, complete tasks, maintain interpersonal relationships, and even sleep at night. 

Anxiety disorders are often the result of brain chemistry, environmental factors, substance abuse, or a combination of several triggers. Trying to operate in a highly anxious state can take its toll on relationships and compromise the quality of life of those who suffer and those around them, making it all the more important to find a safe and reliable method of treatment.

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Those who have persistent anxiety symptoms that last for at least six months may be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is a mental health condition that can present in a number of ways, and that may overlap with other disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, or depression. 

It is characterized by excessive worry, trouble focusing, and restlessness, all of which are to such a degree that the individual has trouble managing their day-to-day life. Some individuals may also experience physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, restlessness, fatigue, nausea, and tremblin

Choosing a Treatment for Severe Anxiety

While it’s normal to worry and be anxious about life events or unpleasant situations from time to time, those negative feelings typically dissipate once the event is over. In people with anxiety disorders, however, those negative feelings and unhealthy thought patterns stick around even after triggering circumstances have passed. In some cases, anxious people can even become very sensitive and overreact to mild stressors.

Mindfulness and grounding techniques are popular forms of treatment and can be used in response to stressors to help calm an individual down and reduce acute anxiety in the moment. While beneficial, these techniques aren’t always enough to effectively address the neural mechanisms that are leading to anxiety in the first place. Other traditional anxiety treatments like psychotherapy and medication with antidepressants or benzodiazepines may pose a similar problem, and for a lot of people, are not successful or sustainable long-term treatments.

Other common, conventional anxiety treatments include:

  • Learning stress reduction techniques
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol
  • Conquering fears (exposure therapy)
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin
  • SSRI antidepressants including Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, and Effexor
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as Tofranil and Anafranil
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as Nardil, Parnate, and Marlin
  • Ketamine Infusion Therapy
The use of ketamine infusion for anxiety treatment has gained significant popularity and is considered the most prominent of the non-traditional anxiety treatments. Other alternative treatments for anxiety include progressive muscle relaxation, sensory deprivation, and neurofeedback.

Does Ketamine Help with Anxiety?

Yes, intravenous ketamine therapy can be a highly effective treatment for people suffering from anxiety. And in fact, ketamine treatment for anxiety is particularly useful for those whose anxiety disorder is resistant to other therapeutic methods, offering the potential for relief when traditional modalities have failed. 

A recent study notes that ketamine has been shown to quickly enhance the mood of and reduce anxiety in patients. Here at KCLA, over 80% of our patients report lasting relief in the treatment of mood disorders after a series of six ketamine infusions.

The relief that ketamine infusions can produce tends to occur quickly and without producing any of the negative side effects of prescription medications. There are also no known long-term side effects, and the experience itself is often found to be calming and peaceful.

Benefits of Receiving a Ketamine Infusion for Anxiety

Unlike prescription medications that can take weeks or months to work and require constant monitoring to ensure proper dosing, ketamine infusions are administered on a short schedule. Most patients suffering from anxiety and other mood disorders notice relief from their symptoms within a few days of their second or third infusion, about midway through their initial series of infusions. 

Patients utilizing ketamine for anxiety may also be able to reduce or eliminate dependency on prescription drugs to manage their symptoms. Additionally, many patients also find that they have more clarity and energy to make the lifestyle changes needed to keep anxiety at bay. Follow-up infusions (boosters) are usually done on an as-needed basis and in pairs, so patients do not need to repeat the whole series.

Say Goodbye to Stress: Harness the Potential of Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment Now!

If you or a loved one is living with anxiety or another mood disorder like depression, or PTSD, consider the benefits of Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Get the relief you deserve and contact us today to start your road to healing at Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, the premiere Ketamine Infusion Therapy Center. 

Our care coordinators are available to answer all of your questions about ketamine treatment for anxiety, as well as ketamine for mood disorders, and to help you make the right decision about your health and well-being.

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