More than 40 million people in the United States have anxiety disorders. At Nova Vita Wellness Centers in Cedar Park and Austin, Texas, healthcare professionals administer IV ketamine therapy, an innovative treatment for generalized anxiety. If the frequent need to take medication daily or never-ending worry prevents you from living a happy life, IV Ketamine Therapy may be the solution you are looking for with long-lasting results from a single infusion. Learn more by calling the nearest office, or schedule a consultation online.
Anxiety is tension, worry, and even physical issues like spiking blood pressure. It’s not unusual to have some anxiety once in a while. Most people have some degree of anxiety when they’re preparing for a big test, have to speak before a big crowd, or must attend a big social event.
Anxiety disorders are different, though. An anxiety disorder can disrupt your day-to-day life if you don’t get the right treatment.
Anxiety disorders can cause these and other symptoms:
Anxiety disorder symptoms can vary with the specific disorder. With the most common anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, you may worry excessively about day-to-day things in life almost constantly.
With social anxiety disorder, you’re more likely to have intense anxiety around interacting with other people, especially in group settings.
Panic disorder is another common type of anxiety disorder. It causes powerful and scary panic attacks with symptoms so severe that you might think you’re having a heart attack. Regardless of form, anxiety disorders are serious conditions that require treatment.
Some of the most common approaches for anxiety disorders include oral medication and psychotherapy. While psychotherapy can teach you many effective coping mechanisms, it’s far from a quick fix, often taking many months or even years before you start to see measurable benefits.
This is why psychotherapy often works best in combination with other approaches.
Oral medications, such as benzodiazepines like Valium®, can certainly relax you, but they may also be quite habit-forming. Furthermore, oral medications for anxiety generally last only for a matter of hours.
As the medication leaves your system, you may experience rebound anxiety, which just makes matters worse.
If you find other treatments ineffective or if you’d simply like to avoid the pitfalls of oral medication for anxiety, IV ketamine therapy at Nova Vita Wellness Centers could be a great treatment option for you.
Ketamine is an anesthetic that also has remarkable, anti-anxiety properties when administered at low doses. Unlike other drugs, ketamine continues to work after the initial treatment. It triggers unique responses within your brain, causing new neural pathways to develop in areas that were damaged by years of anxiety.
Ketamine treatment essentially enables you to live with anxiety in a new, healthier way. The situations that would typically induce crippling anxiety won’t have the same effect anymore — and it’s a long-lasting benefit.
To learn more about ketamine therapy for anxiety, call Nova Vita Wellness Centers, or schedule a consultation online.