Ketamine Infusion Facilitates Severe Anxiety Treatment

Everyone feels anxious in certain situations and it is particularly common to experience a certain level of anxiety while going through stressful situations that could have a big impact on our lives. Perhaps, this kind of anxiety is both normal and even helpful. It is one of our body’s way of keeping us safe. However, too much anxiety about anything can be unhealthy and debilitating.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be defined as an emotional state characterized by feelings of intense worry, uneasiness, and nervousness about things that are about to happen or which we perceive can happen in the future. It can also be accompanied by certain physical manifestations like increased heart rate, excessive sweating, dizziness, rapid breathing, restlessness, trouble concentrating, nausea, vomiting, butterflies in the stomach, etc.

Anxiety occurs because of adrenaline rush that occurs in response to danger. Adrenaline is a hormone that initiates fight or flight response in our body. Excessive anxiety can become a mental health disorder when it starts impacting your daily life activities and stops you from living life as fully as you wish to.

The cause of anxiety disorder is not a single factor, but rather a combination of multiple factors including physical health, personality traits, brain chemical imbalances, genetics, life experiences, environment, etc.

Anxiety disorder is a real and serious health condition – just as serious as physical disorders like diabetes or heart disease. It further includes specific psychiatric disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder.


Treatment Options

Although there are various treatment options currently available for anxiety disorders but there is still a portion of the population that does not receive appropriate treatment. The treatment options include:

  • Medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), benzodiazepines, and low-dose antipsychotics
  • Psychotherapies that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and other complementary therapies
  • Avoidance of alcohol and other abusive drugs
  • Healthy lifestyle modifications
  • Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Medications along with psychotherapy are used as the most preferred method to treat anxiety disorders. However, the types of medications used are not free of side-effects and require a long time to show their effects and alleviate the symptoms.


Ketamine, in the form of infusion therapy, has gained significant popularity for treating many mental illnesses including anxiety disorders. Patients who have been treated with ketamine infusion therapy have reported substantial benefits with even a single low-dose infusion. There are several benefits that give priority to ketamine infusion therapy over other traditional treatments for anxiety disorders methods that include:

  • The benefits of the treatment are quickly observable
  • The effects emerge within hours which makes it suitable for using in emergency cases as well – unlike other medications that require constant monitoring of adequate dosage and weeks to work
  • The side-effects are also minimal if any, and usually, disappear within a few hours of initiation

Moreover, ketamine infusion therapy is particularly beneficial for people who have tried other effective treatments methods and have not seen significant improvement.

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