What is Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety actually refers to a category of several different anxiety disorders, including PTSD, OCD, and phobias. It may also refer to Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the baseline for all anxiety disorders.
The specific causes of anxiety are not known. There is evidence that biological factors play a role, but events in life, particularly stressful or traumatic ones, more than likely factor in as well. While stress is not necessary to develop anxiety, it can impact it. The longer a person is subjected to stress or trauma and the more severe this stress or trauma is, the more likely damage may impact the brain, which will lead to a disorder.
Individuals suffering from anxiety often have difficulty operating in noisy or stressful environments, more so than others, and experience several other symptoms which may inhibit their day-to-day lives. While there are medication and therapy options for treating anxiety, ketamine therapy has recently proven to be highly effective as well.
Here at Mobile Psych, we can help you manage your anxiety with a treatment that won’t give you the same side effects most medications do in the privacy of your San Antonio home. Give us a call today, or you can fill out our online form to see how Mobile Psych can treat you.
Ketamine therapy can help with anxiety disorders. Instead of regulating serotonin to boost the person’s mood and balance out the symptoms, ketamine works to directly counteract the stress, which contributes directly to anxiety. While serious and prolonged stress can cause structural damage to the brain, ketamine works against stress by encouraging synaptic growth in affected areas. This helps to regulate and improve behavior, mood, and memory.
Ketamine is not a new therapy. The results of ketamine treatment have been seen to be effective through testing, and most patients see improvement almost immediately. While there are side effects related to ketamine use, they typically go away completely after a day. Unlike many traditional options, the effects are not long-lasting and typically dissipate once the ketamine has made its way through the body.
Results obtained from any line of therapy will differ from one case to the next. Depending on the condition that you have, you may need more or less Ketamine treatment sessions. Your therapist will help determine the number of sessions. If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety and you think ketamine treatment sounds like a viable option, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation and get started on your journey to better mental health today.