Traditional Anxiety Treatment Options
Anxiety disorders are usually treated with traditional measures such as medication and/or psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is tailored to each individual in order to discuss the item that makes them most uncomfortable and anxious. Medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs and beta blockers are used as part of an effective anxiety treatment plan to reduce or alleviate troublesome symptoms.
Many people suffering from an anxiety disorder do not enjoy the side effects of medication, and many do not receive symptom relief in a timely manner. For these individuals, there is now an alternative treatment – ketamine therapy for anxiety.
What is Ketamine Therapy for Anxiety?
Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication routinely used for anesthesia in adults and children. In recent research studies, ketamine has been found to be an effective anxiety treatment.
Ketamine therapy for anxiety is performed much like therapy for clinical depression. Patients will receive a 40 minute ketamine infusion followed by a short recovery period. Following the infusion, the majority of people report a dramatic reduction in symptoms. It is reported that 90% of patients respond favorably to the treatment, with 70% of patients displaying symptom relief in just one infusion.
Individuals suffering from ongoing anxiety no longer have to wait weeks or months for symptom relief. With ketamine therapy for anxiety, patients can now achieve relief in hours or days.
If you live in the Dallas, Plano and Richardson, Texas area and would like to learn more about ketamine therapy for anxiety, or would like to determine if this anxiety treatment is right for you, please contact the office of Texas Ketamine Specialists today.