Ketamine for Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the U.S.
18% of the U.S. population suffers from a form of anxiety, affecting nearly 40 million people.
It is perfectly normal to experience occasional anxiety, like test performance anxiety or fear of public speaking. However, when that anxiety is persistent, uncontrollable, and overwhelming - it may lead to panic attacks and interfere with daily activities. Depression is also commonly associated with anxiety disorders.
"Anxiety disorders" refer to specific disorders that involve extreme worry or fear. The most common include:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Panic disorders and panic attacks
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Ketamine Infusion Therapy along with behavioral therapy is most effective in long term success for treating anxiety disorders.
Ketamine helps quell the ruminating thoughts associated with anxiety disorders by regrowing pathways in the brain.