Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. But when worrying interferes with your ability to deal with everyday situations and affects your ability to function, this could be an anxiety disorder. Patients who suffer from an anxiety disorder may benefit from ketamine therapy Florida to help them cope with anxiety in these difficult times.

According to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, ketamine infusion therapy may help patients with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and phobia-related disorder, bipolar disorder, and those who fail to respond to conventional psychiatric treatments.   

A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has concluded that ketamine can be used as an alternative treatment for patients with a social anxiety disorder. Available at Allay Health and Wellness ketamine clinic in Florida, this promising treatment could be exactly what you need to cope with anxiety.

How Does Ketamine Infusion Therapy Work?

Traditionally, anxiety disorders are treated with serotonergic and gabaergic medications like mirtazapine, gabapentin, buspirone, benzodiazepines, serotonin inhibitors, and norepinephrine. In addition to these medications, doctors may also recommend cognitive behavioral therapy. 

However, some patients don’t improve their anxiety disorders despite such interventions. Ketamine infusion therapy, which was originally used as an anesthetic agent for surgeries, has been proven to work for psychiatric disorders like social anxiety, per a study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology

Under the guidance of doctors and nurses at Allay Health and Wellness ketamine clinic, Florida, the drug is administered in the body through an IV. The dosage will depend on the patient’s body weight.

The administration of ketamine infusion therapy is done in a controlled medical environment wherein the patient is properly and continuously monitored. The IV is delivered at a slow rate to ensure patients’ safety. This also prevents them from hallucinating or losing consciousness, which is a known side effect of unmonitored ketamine use. 

When the ketamine passes through the body, it begins to stimulate the brain-derived neurotrophic factor that increases the interconnection between neurons. This enables the patient to feel physical and emotional relief.

Ketamine may also reduce inflammation that has been linked to mood disorders, according to Harvard Health. It can boost the communication and signals between specific areas of the brain that deal with emotions.

How Safe Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy? 

Ketamine infusion therapy is fast-acting, but patients remain aware of their environment despite experiencing deep relaxation. After the treatment, they will feel more tranquil with a positive mindset. 

A small number of patients may still feel nausea or dizziness after the treatment, but these side effects disappear within hours. The patient may also experience high blood pressure or some disassociation, especially during the first infusion.

These side effects, however, are known to end quickly. Patients who are not comfortable with the results after the therapy may ask for a lower dose from the doctor. Patients commonly undergo at least three infusions to determine the body and brain’s response. Our doctor will discuss subsequent infusions in consideration of potential long-term effects and benefits.

Anxiety, especially in the face of a pandemic, warrants medical attention. At Allay Health and Wellness, we continue to provide high-quality ketamine in therapy Florida for patients who need them.

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We believe that there has to be a psychotherapeutic engagement with the client to maximize the results of ketamine infusion therapy. So, at Allay Health and Wellness, there is a clinical psychologist to sit with you during ketamine IV therapy. 

If you or someone you know is suffering from an anxiety disorder, it would be best to see a specialist in Allay Health and Wellness to facilitate the treatment plan and to discuss the best cost of ketamine infusion treatment.

If you would like more information about ketamine infusion, contact us or call us at (561) 421-6444.

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