Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting approximately 18% of the population. These disorders often co-ocur with depression.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about real or imagined issues in everyday life. Affected persons commonly feel irritable and restless. Their concentration is poor and they are easily fatigued; they may suffer aches and pains, have frequent headaches and often have difficulty sleeping.
Some medications traditionally used in the treatment of depression may also be effective in the treatment of GAD. However, some patients are treatment resistant and experience little to no benefit from first line medications. Ketamine infusions are being used to treat such patients.
Individual patients with GAD and other anxiety disorders have been reported to experience substantial benefits with a single infusion of low dose ketamine, with benefits beginning within an hour of administration. Scientific communities are discovering that ketamine works by assisting coping mechanisms by way of increasing the neuroplasticity of the brain.
Contact us today to see if you are a candidate for ketamine therapy for anxiety.