Transient feelings of anxiety are a normal and even necessary part of the human experience. For many of us, anxiety becomes an unrelenting force that negatively affects our mood, body, self-esteem, relationships, and ability to thrive in our daily lives. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 31% of people will experience symptoms that qualify for an anxiety disorder diagnosis over their lifetime.
Many factors contribute to the development of anxiety disorders, including environmental stressors, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and genetic predisposition. Those suffering from anxiety disorders are also more likely to experience depression, increased substance use, and worsening of underlying medical conditions.
Ketamine for Anxiety
Lose-dose ketamine infusion has shown to provide significant relief from anxiety symptoms, sometimes as quickly as within 24 hours of the initial infusion. Ketamine infusion works primarily with the abundant neurotransmitter glutamate, causing a cascade of effects that are believed to encourage the rapid growth of new neuronal connections in the brain. Thrive utilizes psychotherapy in conjunction with ketamine infusion in order to take advantage of this window of neuroplasticity, creating new habits and ways of thinking.
Contact Thrive today to schedule a free consultation. Our staff will work collaboratively with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.