Mild anxiety is common, but for many, it can dominate daily life. Traditional anxiety medications often pose addiction risks and may leave patients feeling drained. It’s time for a more advanced, effective anxiety treatment. Discover the solution with ketamine infusions for anxiety at New Pathways Clinic.
Ketamine’s unique approach targets anxiety at its core. Unlike temporary feelings of stress, anxiety disorders can induce intense fear, hypersensitivity, and even daily panic attacks. Roughly 19.1% of Americans have struggled with an anxiety disorder in the past year. Ketamine treatment for anxiety offers a revolutionary alternative.
Ketamine treatments for disorders like social anxiety disorder (SAD), general anxiety disorder (GAD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have proven effective. Notable improvements have been seen in patient scores on fear questionnaires and depression scales after just six sessions of ketamine infusions. (Health Research Council of New Zealand) (Columbia University)
Due to the psychological nature of these disorders, the best scientific results were produced with accompanying psychotherapy. Many therapists seeing patients being treated with ketamine infusions for anxiety have reported profound breakthroughs in therapy during and after treatment regimens. Most excitingly, when Ketamine successfully treats anxiety, its effects tend to last up to 14 weeks without any other medication! (Department of Psychological Medicine)
New Pathways Clinic offers Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to our patients as a holistic support in conjunction with our regular ketamine infusions.
Ketamine behaves differently in the brain than SSRIs and Benzodiazepines. Ketamine is a powerful antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, a vital glutamate receptor in the brain. Separate Neuroimaging (FMRI) studies support the importance of glutamate imbalances in anxiety patients.
Ketamine’s antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects are presumed to occur through activating synaptic plasticity by increasing brain-derived neutrophic factor translation and secretion
Not only does Ketamine work on restoring glutamate imbalances in the brain, it also improves its overall functionality. “Ketamine’s antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects are presumed to occur through activating synaptic plasticity by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor translation and secretion.” (Mt. Sinai Hospital).
Ketamine is an exciting new tool to treat anxiety that many patients have been waiting for. Its fast-acting effects and lack of dependency-forming habits provide a unique opportunity for patients suffering from anxiety. Learn more about how ketamine works and see the revolutionary treatment that has been taking the medical world by storm. “Given the gaps in current treatment, this promising agent is occupying a more promising role in treatment of anxiety disorders.” (Dr. Masand– Centers of Psychiatric Excellence)
New Pathways Clinic understands the complexity and variety of anxiety disorders and are ready to present a holistic plan to treat your anxiety disorder.
Ketamine has the potential to break through the walls your anxiety has built around your life, and we want to be a part of that journey. As part of our mental wellness mission, we always offer to work in conjunction with your other providers and provide referrals to our own network of psychologists if requested.
Have anxiety medications left you feeling numb and wanting more? Has counseling and medications alone not provided lasting breakthroughs? You owe it to your future self to consider what ketamine infusions for anxiety could do for your treatment.
Schedule a free phone consultation with the experienced teams at New Pathways Clinic in Cleveland, Cincinnati or Columbus and see if Ketamine infusions are a fit for your anxiety treatment plan. Visit our Ketamine FAQs page to learn more about this fascinating medical advancement that is providing true peace-of-mind for those afflicted with anxiety.