Ketamine Infusion Specialists & Depression Specialists located in New Hampshire Seacoast, Newington, NH & Nashua, NH
More than 40 million American adults experience anxiety disorder symptoms annually. If your worries or fears prevent you from fully engaging with life, contact Anh Ngo, MD, MBA; James Mirazita, MD; and PK Suchdev, MD, at Ketaminology, serving patients in Newington, Nashua, and throughout the state of New Hampshire. In addition to traditional medication and psychotherapy, the team offers ketamine infusion therapy to reduce anxiety symptoms. Call the office today or make an appointment online for customized care.
Anxiety Q & A
What is anxiety?
Anxiety disorder is a prevalent mental health condition that causes intense feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear.
Your fears and concerns are usually related to a future event or perceived threat, and result in muscle tension and avoidance behaviors. Other symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feeling nervous or tense
- A sense of impending danger or doom
- Increased heart rate or palpitations
- Trembling and increased sweating
- Difficulty concentrating and indecisiveness
- Disrupted sleep
There are several classifications of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most widespread form of the condition. GAD causes persistent worries or fears that get in the way of your regular activities.
Your fears usually focus on everyday concerns, such as your career, family, or health. Other forms of anxiety include social anxiety, specific phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
How is anxiety treated?
The team at ketaminology offers personalized treatment for anxiety. They begin with a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, overall health, and personal and family medical history. After they diagnose you with an anxiety disorder, they create a customized treatment plan that usually combines multiple therapies.
In many cases, the team prescribes medication to relieve your symptoms and provide you with the clarity of mind to focus your energy on resolving any underlying issues or concerns during psychotherapy sessions.
In addition to traditional medicines, the team offers innovative alternative therapies such as ketamine infusion therapy.
How does ketamine infusion therapy help with anxiety?
During ketamine infusion therapy, the team at ketaminology delivers a low dose of ketamine intravenously. The dose is too small to provide any of the sedative properties associated with larger doses, but it does stimulate glutamate production.
Glutamate is essential to your brain function, and studies show an increased risk of mental health issues like anxiety when you have low levels of this amino acid.
Ketamine infusion therapy increases your glutamate levels, allowing your brain to produce neurotransmitters that work more effectively and reducing your anxiety symptoms in as quickly as 24 hours.
To learn more and see if ketamine infusion therapy is right for you, call ketaminology or request an appointment through the online booking tool.