Ketamine for Anxiety Treatment in GEORGIA
If you’ve tried other treatment methods, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and still aren’t getting relief from your anxiety disorder symptoms, ketamine may be a solution. MINDBODYSOUL gives you an effective Ketamine treatment option in the form of intravenous IV infusion sessions.
At MINDBODYSOUL we are helping Atlanta residents get rapid relief from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and other social phobias. Help is available, contact us today and a member of our friendly staff will get you scheduled for a free consultation to discuss your anxiety therapy options.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. However; when anxiety and panic attacks interfere with your job, your studies at school, or your family life, it becomes a more serious issue. Anxiety disorders are a mental health condition that requires the professional care of a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental healthcare professional.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says, “Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. But anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives.”
The APA further breaks it down by how common panic disorder and panic attacks occur in the U.S. population.
- 7 to 9 percent of people have a specific phobia
- 7 percent of the population has a social anxiety disorder
- 2 to 3 percent present with panic disorder
- 2 percent of people have agoraphobia
- 2 percent diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder
- 1 to 2 percent have a separation anxiety disorderAnxiety doesn’t have to fit into any of the categories above for it to be debilitating and challenging to deal with, and also can have different levels of intensity. Sometimes, the managing of anxiety itself can create more anxiety, which seems counter-intuitive, but isn’t uncommon.
So, what exactly causes anxiety to occur—are there certain pre-existing conditions or triggers that set it off?
What Causes Anxiety?
The underlying cause of anxiety disorders is hard to determine with any type of certainty. This kind of mental health disorder can be triggered by certain events such as a stressful job, chronic physical health issues, or even an adverse reaction to prescription drugs. You can also have a genetic predisposition to anxiety or have unresolved childhood trauma.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) places anxiety disorders into three distinct categories:
- Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders including OCD
- Trauma and stress-related disorders including PTSD
- Anxiety-related disorders including social anxiety disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder
If you are experiencing more stress and anxiety than you can handle, it’s recommended that you schedule an appointment with your doctor, primary care provider or mental health professional who can help make a proper diagnosis.
Keep a record of your symptoms – when they occur, how often, and what seems to trigger panic attacks. This information will help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis and recommendations for prescription medications, cognitive behavioral therapy or other types of behavioral therapy.
Symptoms Of Anxiety
A variety of symptoms occur in people with anxiety and panic disorder including insomnia, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, panic, fear, uneasiness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, trembling, feeling cold or sweaty or having numb or tingling hands or feet.
Agoraphobia is a specific type of panic disorder which manifests as a fear of certain locations or situations. People with this type of disorder avoid places that might cause them to feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. These feelings, in turn, result in a panic attack.
Anxiety may also result in a variety of digestive issues, rapid breath, hyperventilation, and difficulty concentrating or focusing on regular tasks. You may even go as far as to avoid situations that have triggered your anxiety symptoms in the past, but that can make your life difficult.