Vital IV Infusions Offers Ketamine Infusions for Anxiety Treatment in Chatham, NJ
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults (or 18% of the population) in the United States every year.
Do you struggle with an anxiety disorder? Have other medications failed to provide the relief you seek? Vital IV Infusions is excited to offer the best new anxiety treatment, Chatham, NJ, offers. Ketamine shows great promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as PTSD, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder.
One of the biggest benefits of ketamine infusions for anxiety treatment is their ability to relieve anxiety symptoms within days or hours, rather than the weeks or months typical medications may take.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is an emotion that everyone experiences as part of everyday life. If your anxiety levels are more intense and disrupt everyday life, you may be living with an anxiety disorder.
Most people experience anxiety as the body’s natural reaction to stress. It motivates us to react to dangerous situations, make sure we hit our deadlines, and pay attention to our general surroundings.
Anxiety disorders, however, can be much more serious and include longer-lasting symptoms, such as the following:
- Inability to relax
- Fatigue or trouble sleeping
- Body aches
Despite anxiety being a highly treatable condition, not even 40% of those with an anxiety disorder receive treatment. Fortunately, ketamine infusion therapy is a powerful new option for rapid relief.
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Trouble sleeping
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Avoid things that trigger anxiety
Different Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety tends to vary between each individual case, but there are a few basic types of anxiety disorders most cases can be identified as:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by consistent worry, anxiety, and tension, even if there is nothing to bring it on.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts (known as obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (known as compulsions). These compulsions, sometimes called rituals, are performed in an attempt to prevent these obsessive thoughts or make them subside. The compulsions typically only offer temporary relief, however, and can further contribute to anxiety.
Panic Disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of intense fear that bring on physical symptoms such as chest aches, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is brought on after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) is characterized by intense anxiety and self-consciousness in everyday social situations. It may be limited to only public speaking, but some people may experience symptoms whenever they are around other people.
Agoraphobia is characterized by avoidance of places or situations that trigger feelings of anxiety or panic.
How Does Ketamine Help Anxiety?
Low-dose ketamine infusion therapy was shown, in a recent study, to have an immediate benefit for the treatment of anxiety disorders – with relief lasting for up to seven days after infusion.
Ketamine targets NMDA receptors inside of the brain. By connecting to these receptors, ketamine can amplify the amount of glutamate inside the space between the neurons.
Glutamate, a widely distributed neurotransmitter, can mediate stress responses and make traumatic memories. Ketamine is a glutamate N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist with antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
Glutamate then binds to the AMPA receptors – receptors that are often deactivated or weakened in the brains of people with anxiety. After ketamine infusions, these receptors may be able to turn back on.
Ketamine-mediated brain pattern changes appear to occur within a matter of hours after ketamine is administered, as opposed to classical antidepressants, which may take weeks or months to manifest and start working.
Is Ketamine Treatment Right For You?
At Vital IV Infusions, we offer low-dose ketamine infusion to treat anxiety. Ketamine treatments for severe anxiety work faster than other treatment options.
If you or someone you love is suffering from severe anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to VitalIV Infusions to learn more about our low-dose ketamine infusions for anxiety treatment in Chatham, NJ.
- https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/anxiety/ketamine-a-promising-novel-therapy-for-anxiety-and-ptsd/ – Ketamine: A Promising Novel Therapy for Anxiety and PTSD (March 2019)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5729569/ – Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial (August 2017)