Ketamine For Anxiety

Anxiety Treatment Offered In Howell, NJ

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion, characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. However, when these feelings become persistent, excessive, and interfere with daily activities, it may be classified as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders and can manifest as a range of conditions including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and social anxiety disorder.

Anxiety Q & A

Anxiety symptoms can vary from person to person, but common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders include:

  • Excessive worry or fear that is disproportionate to the situation
  • Physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, shaking, and muscle tension
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Avoiding certain situations or activities due to anxiety
  • Irritability, restlessness, and fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
  • Stomach issues, such as nausea or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or chest tightness

If these symptoms persist for an extended period of time and interfere with daily activities, it is important to seek help. Anxiety disorders are treatable with ketamine infusions at ReYou Ketamine Treatments in Howell, New Jersey.

Ketamine’s effects on anxiety are also thought to be related to changes in the brain’s default mode network (DMN). The DMN is a network of brain regions that is active when the brain is at rest and not engaged in any specific task. In individuals with anxiety disorders, the DMN is thought to be overactive, leading to excessive self-referential thinking and rumination. Ketamine has been shown to reduce DMN activity, which may help to break the cycle of anxious thoughts and promote more adaptive patterns of thinking. Additionally, ketamine has been shown to increase connectivity between different brain regions, leading to a more integrated and coherent neural network. These changes in brain connectivity may contribute to the long-lasting effects of ketamine on anxiety symptoms. Overall, ketamine’s effects on the DMN and brain connectivity may offer a promising avenue for understanding its rapid and effective effects on anxiety.

At ReYou, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health. Ketamine infusions can help you do the work, but after your infusion it is up to you to grow and maintain your new thought partners. There are various ways to do this, including:

  • Therapy: Gaining a better understanding of the thoughts and emotions that contribute to your anxiety.
  • Lifestyle changes: Practicing healthy habits, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and a balanced diet, can help reduce symptoms of anxiety.
  • Mindfulness and deep breathing: Mindfulness and deep breathing exercises can help individuals focus on the present moment and reduce feelings of worry and stress.
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol: Consuming excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol can trigger anxiety symptoms.
  • Sleep hygiene: Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, avoiding screens before bed, and creating a relaxing bedtime routine can help improve sleep and reduce anxiety.
  • Support network: Talking to a trusted friend or family member, joining a support group, or seeking support from a mental health professional can provide a sense of community and help manage symptoms of anxiety.

It is important to note that what works for one person may not work for another. It is helpful to work with a mental health professional to determine the best approach for managing anxiety.)

Path To Success

Schedule A Consultation

Don’t suffer in silence. Take the first step towards healing and contact us today to discuss treatment options that can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Form Here