Treating Anxiety with Ketamine
Ketamine IV Infusion Therapy has been called as one of the most important advances in mental health in over the last 50 years.
Various leading academic medical centers, which include the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, the University of California in San Diego, and Yale University, have all started to offer ketamine related treatments off-label for depression and anxiety.
Ketamine, which is commonly used for anesthesia, is promising when it comes to discovering new ways to treat the symptoms of anxiety. Ketamine Therapy also provides hope for the most complicated and severe mood disorders, which continue to challenge psychiatrists today.
Researchers believe that understanding the mechanism, which mediates the antidepressant and anti-anxiety activity in Ketamine IV Therapy, is a crucial step in the process of developing the treatment. New approaches are imperative for treating anxiety, particularly in older adults and patients who show no response to current medications.
Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by the judicious Dr. Steven Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and surrounding locations across the landscape.
Researchers from New Zealand have discovered that Ketamine Infusion Therapy can fight off the symptoms of anxiety disorders that show resistance to traditional treatment. Previous studies have observed that ketamine can generate an antidepressant impact in patients who have a treatment resistant major depressive disorder.
A detailed study, which was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, offered the first proof that Ketamine Therapy helps in improving anxiety symptoms in patients that have treatment resistant anxiety and are not depressed currently. The study’s corresponding author, Paul Glue, who is from the University of Otago, has had a special interest in clinical psychopharmacology since the 1980s.
Glue, who is a psychiatrist working in clinical practice and sees patients, had anticipated that treatment refractory anxiety would probably respond to Ketamine IV Therapy in a manner similar to those reported for treatment resistant depression patients. Most of Glue’s patients were adults who had refractory negative mood states.
The study was conducted with the help of 12 volunteers who either had a social anxiety disorder or a general anxiety disorder. They were given three doses of ketamine once every week. The ketamine doses generated anti-anxiety effects rapidly, which stayed on for three to seven days at higher doses.
Ketamine worked by blocking the brain’s NMDA glutamate receptor. The drug also had dissociative and euphoric impacts, making it a potential drug of abuse.
The FDA has still not approved ketamine for treating anxiety. More research is needed to understand the safest and most effective dosage for patients.
Impressive Ketamine IV Therapy holds interesting possibilities, particularly in the area of anxiety treatment where Big Pharma has no new potential drugs which could rival ketamine. The remarkable and accomplished Dr. Steven Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and other cities and towns in this area of SoCal for ketamine infusion treatments.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625
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