Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment
If you’ve tried other treatment methods, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and still aren’t getting relief from your anxiety disorder symptoms, ketamine may be a solution. Rainfall Medicine gives you an effective ketamine treatment option in the form of intramuscular IV infusion sessions.
At Rainfall Medicine, we are helping Portland residents get rapid relief from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and other social phobias. Help is available, contact us today and a member of our friendly staff will get you scheduled for a free consultation to discuss your anxiety therapy options.
What Are Ketamine Infusions?
Ketamine infusion therapy is the administration of low doses of ketamine through intramuscular infusion. Due to its high bioavailability, ketamine therapy has proven to be the most effective mode of administration. The number of infusions depends on the type and severity of the condition being treated.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. However; when anxiety and panic attacks interfere with your job, your studies at school, or your family life, it becomes a more serious issue. Anxiety disorders are a mental health condition that requires the professional care of a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental healthcare professional.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says, “Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. But anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives.”
The 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): Characterized by consistent worry, anxiety, and tension, even if there is nothing to bring it on.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): 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: Characterized by repeated episodes of intense fear that bring on physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Brought on after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia): 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: Characterized by avoidance of places or situations that trigger feelings of anxiety or panic.
People with high stress or childhood trauma may be more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, as well as people with a family history of anxiety or other mental health disorders. Anxiety disorders can bring a higher risk of developing depression or heart disease, and some may turn to substance abuse to try to alleviate the symptoms of their disorder.
Are You A Good Candidate for Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Although it has been used for more than half a century as an anesthetic and pain reliever, ketamine is now proving to be very promising for anxiety treatment. Studies show that a high percentage of patients may find relief from anxiety symptoms after undergoing a series of ketamine infusions.
If you are interested in learning more about how ketamine treatment for anxiety can help you, contact Rainfall Medicine today and schedule your free consultation.
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