Anxiety disorders affect at least 48 million Americans today, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you’re dealing with excessive nervousness, worry, fear, and apprehension, you’re not alone — Ketamine IV Therapy for Anxiety is an effective solution that may help you leave that frustration and misery behind you.
At Colorado Recovery Infusion Center in Centennial, Colorado, leading integrative psychiatrist Dr. Beth Ballen leads a compassionate team of experts who deliver IV ketamine treatments to safely and reliably alleviate anxiety symptoms, with very fast results.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a type of anti-anxiety infusion therapy. Although its original use was as an anesthetic in the 1960s, doctors discovered that the drug has tremendous power as an anti-anxiety treatment when delivered in controlled smaller doses. Ketamine works on your brain’s most plentiful neurotransmitter, glutamate, to help you maintain the ideal chemical balance to keep your mood balanced and relieve the anxiety that plagues you.
Ketamine is now widely regarded as a safe and reliable option for anxiety and depression treatment. In fact, medical experts hail ketamine as a game-changing “miracle drug” for many patients who struggle with persistent anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. The World Health Organization lists ketamine on its essential medicines list, and the Food and Drug Administration has now approved a ketamine-derived nasal spray as a treatment. With ketamine becoming more recognized and validated as an anxiety and depression solution every day, it’s very likely that its use will continue to grow.
Colorado Recovery Infusion Center was one of the first Colorado medical practices to recognize the benefits of ketamine and offer IV ketamine treatments. Since 2013, Dr. Ballen and her skilled team of caring providers have delivered ketamine treatments in a soothing and comfortable private environment.
When Would I Need Ketamine For Anxiety?
Everyone has some amount of anxiety from time to time. For most people, anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion. For example, nearly everyone experiences some anxiety before speaking in front of a crowd or having a big job interview. But, when your anxiety dominates your thoughts much of the time, it crosses over the line from healthy emotion to a medical problem called an anxiety disorder.
If you have an anxiety disorder, you may have some of the following symptoms.
- Being unable to think of anything but the issue causing anxiety
- Excessive nervousness
- Feeling very tense
- Feeling restless
- Being unable to concentrate
- Breathing difficulties, like rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
- Feeling out of control
- Chronic exhaustion
Anxiety disorders can also cause physical issues, like stomach problems, skin rashes, and headaches. IV ketamine can help with all of these symptoms by changing the way your brain perceives stressors.
How Ketamine Works
Ketamine is a truly unique treatment because it gives you longer-lasting and more positive effects than oral anti-anxiety medications. When you take an anti-anxiety drug like Xanax, you experience a short-term reduction in anxiety. But, when the drugs wear off in a few hours, the anxiety can return — perhaps even stronger than before.
Ketamine starts unique reactions within your brain by triggering new glutamate production, which then causes brand new neural pathways to develop. These new neural pathways allow for healthy thoughts and behaviors to overtake the anxiety-ridden ones.
All of this means that ketamine for anxiety gives you lasting benefits and helps you avoid anxiety rebound after taking medication. Although many patients describe ketamine IV treatment as a calming experience, it doesn’t cause the unpleasant grogginess or disorientation that’s so common with many anti-anxiety drugs.
Some anxiety disorders are treated with antidepressant medications. While those medications can be helpful for some patients, they don’t work for everyone — and they can take weeks to take effect. With ketamine for anxiety, you’re often able to notice results in just a day or two, possibly even the same day.
Ketamine IV Therapy for Anxiety and Other Treatments
At Colorado Recovery Infusion Center, the experts specialize in Ketamine Treatment For Anxiety, but also offer other treatment options including psychiatric care, medication management, talk therapy, reiki healing, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, and play and art therapy for children. Dr. Ballen and her team work together to find the ideal treatment balance.
Ketamine IV Therapy for Anxiety in Denver, CO
Our expert staff at Colorado Recovery Infusion Center in Denver, CO, are highly experienced in administering IV therapy treatments in a safe, private, and nurturing environment. Our doctors have over 20 years of experience and know-how to work with you to find a depression treatment or other therapy program that will get you back in control.
The CRIC provides our exclusive NAD+ IV therapy treatment programs to clients all over the Denver metro area, including Centennial, Greenwood Village, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and beyond. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, then call us today at (720) 899-4770 or contact us today.