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Anxiety Disorders: When to Seek Help

Are you always worried or on edge? Do you feel like something bad is just about to happen? Or do you struggle to quiet your thoughts when you go to sleep at night? All these could be signs of an anxiety disorder.

A common mental health condition, anxiety can cause intense feelings of worry, even when there’s no clear cause. Anxiety can also affect your quality of life, from your performance at work or school to your relationships with family or friends.

Annette Lusko, DO, and our compassionate team at Ketamine Integrative Medicine in Gilbert, Arizona, are here to help. In this blog, Dr. Lusko discusses the signs of anxiety as well as what ketamine therapy is and how it can help relieve anxiety.

Signs it’s time to seek help for anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, and it’s a natural and healthy reaction to stress. But, for people with anxiety disorders, those feelings of nervousness, worry, and unrest can be chronic and severe. You could have a generalized anxiety disorder if you frequently experience:

Physical manifestations of an anxiety disorder can include various symptoms, such as:

When symptoms of anxiety begin interfering with your daily life at home, work, or school, it could be time to seek help.

Starting on the path to health

Recognizing the signs of anxiety in yourself is the first step toward seeking help. You then need to talk with a doctor or licensed psychologist to get an accurate diagnosis. If you’re diagnosed with anxiety, your treatment will likely start with talk therapy, anti-anxiety medication, or a combination of the two.

Many people find that therapy and medication can help them manage their anxiety and live better lives. But, this isn’t always the case. When this happens, ketamine therapy may be able to help.

How ketamine therapy can help

Ketamine therapy — which is offered as an infusion or oral dose for people with treatment-resistant anxiety — can produce a calming effect in the body and mind. While prescription medications can take months to build up in your system and begin delivering results, ketamine therapy begins working immediately. 

Our team will recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you based on your anxiety disorder, symptoms, and medical history. With both oral and infusion methods, you’ll receive treatment under our care at our office.

Most ketamine therapy sessions take about two hours from start to finish. Most patients receive a series of treatments for optimal results. For some, ketamine therapy can help eliminate the need for medication or other anxiety treatments.

Don’t go another day suffering from the symptoms of anxiety. To get help, book an appointment online or over the phone with Ketamine Integrative Medicine today.

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