Anxiety disorders involve excessive and persistent fear, worry, anxiety, and related behavioral disturbances. They can include conditions like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and specific phobias.
Signs and Symptoms
Excessive worry, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbances, and in some cases, physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, or dizziness.
Jane often finds herself feeling excessively worried about everyday situations. She often has trouble sleeping and feels restless and irritable.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), self-care practices (like relaxation exercises and stress management), medications (like antidepressants, benzodiazepines), and in some cases, ketamine therapy.
Why choose the treatment?
Both medication and therapy have been proven effective in managing and reducing anxiety symptoms.
How can Ketamine be beneficial for Depression
When you have generalized anxiety disorder, it's like your brain is a car engine that's running too fast and too loud. This can make you feel scared and worried all the time. Ketamine, in this case, works like a really good mechanic. It helps to fine-tune that engine, to slow it down and make it quieter. This can help stop those constant worried feelings and allow you to feel more peaceful and relaxed.
Here’s another example
Sometimes, people with generalized anxiety disorder have brains that worry too much, like a car engine that's running too fast. Ketamine helps by acting like a brake for this engine. It slows down the worrying thoughts and helps the brain relax, which can make people feel less anxious and more peaceful.