Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders that include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. These disorders involve excessive fear or anxiety that interferes with daily life.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
People with anxiety disorders experience excessive, irrational fear and worry that can interfere with normal daily activities such as work or school. This can cause symptoms such as:
- Muscle tension
- Stomachache, nausea
- Sleep problems
- Chest pain or tightness
- Restlessness, inability to sit still
- Difficulty concentrating
- Easily fatigued
- Inability to control feelings of worry
It is important to note that anxiety symptoms may vary among individuals. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with anxiety, schedule a consultation with your Hoosier Ketamine providers, Kerri Pritchard & Josh Retz, to evaluate if ketamine therapy is right for you.
How is anxiety treated at Hoosier Ketamine?
Our Hoosier Ketamine providers work together with mental health professionals to create a customized plan that treats the whole person and is designed to help individuals become happier and healthier. Since our infusions are intended to work as a supplement to other mental health treatments, we ask that all our patients be under the care of a licensed mental health provider.
During treatment, your Hoosier Ketamine provider administers a customized dose of ketamine to stimulate the production of glutamate and ease symptoms of anxiety. Initial treatment typically consists of six infusions administered over the course of 2-3 weeks. After completing the first series of infusions, some people can remain symptom-free for several months. Follow-up maintenance infusions are individualized to the patient and scheduled as needed.