Can Ketamine Help Anxiety?
An estimated three million Americans today suffer with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worry about routine life events, without any specific cause for this worry. People with anxiety disorder feel irritable and edgy and have an exaggerated view of their problems, which can overwhelm them.
The bouts of anxiety can interfere with their everyday life, work performance, and the ability to sleep. Researchers have established after extensive studies that blocking the neurotransmitter glutamate can mitigate the symptoms of anxiety disorder. This has led to Ketamine Therapy being recognized as a useful treatment for anxiety because ketamine is a potent glutamate blocker.
Medical professionals across the US now increasingly recognize the benefits of ketamine in treatment the symptoms of anxiety, mood disorders, and severe depression. The Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by Dr. Steven L Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments for anxiety to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and other suburbs and towns in this part of SoCal.
How Ketamine Treats Anxiety?
Doctors have successfully used Ketamine Infusion Therapy to treatment patients with an anxiety disorder. Most patients benefit from a series of six ketamine infusions that may sometimes have to be followed by additional infusions months later. Results are almost invariably favorable.
Researchers indicate through imaging studies that ketamine may work by rebuilding connections between brain cells and enable the electrical impulses and neurotransmitters to flow more smoothly within brain circuits. It is also possible that ketamine works for generalized anxiety disorders because it allows people to see past their anxiety, to the fact that they are much safer in life than they imagined.
Patients often report during and after the treatment that they experience moments of clarity about their lives. This clarity provides them with an improved sense of confidence and optimism about their future. This positive thought process works to eliminate negativity and feel more confident and cheerful about their life in general.
Patients typically say in their feedback that they were able to recognize while they were going through Ketamine Infusion Treatments that their fears and anxiety were baseless. They feel that their worries are irrational and they are stronger than those worries. This attitude persists in many cases long after the infusions are over.
Comfortable In-Office Treatment
Ketamine Infusion Therapy can be safely performed in an outpatient office setting. The patient is comfortable seated in a reclining chair, while low dose ketamine infusions are administered under professional supervision for about 40 minutes. The patients usually stay for another 15 to 30 minutes before leaving, but they may stay as long as required.
During the treatment session, the patient may comfortably rest, take a nap, or listen to music. Most patients do not report any pain or discomfort during the procedure. However, the patient may experience some dissociation, which is not hallucination, but an altered reality. Patients typically find it non-threatening and pleasurable.
The remarkable and perspicacious Dr. Steven Mandel of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and nearby areas for ketamine infusion treatments to address anxiety disorder.
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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