Anxiety Specialist

Austin Ketamine Specialists

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Austin, TX

About 40 million people in the United States have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can affect every aspect of your life, from the way you function daily to your physical health and personal relationships. Ketamine therapy provides relief for anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), even for those who’ve tried conventional treatments without success in the past. The experienced team at Austin Ketamine Specialists offers safe, effective ketamine therapy for anxiety. To schedule an appointment, call the Austin, Texas, office today, or request a complimentary consultation online today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety disorders involve constant, excessive worry, nervousness, or fear even though no danger or threat is present. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) refers to constant, overwhelming anxiety experienced throughout the day that doesn’t have a clear cause. Rather, anxiety over work, school, social obligations, personal relationships, health, and other concerns persists almost all of the time. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

All types of anxiety share some common symptoms; however, different anxiety disorders also have their own unique symptoms. Symptoms commonly associated with all types of anxiety include:

  • Irritability or agitation
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sweating, shaking, or trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches 
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Hypervigilance

Anxiety frequently occurs in combination with other mental health disorders, such as depression, PTSD, or substance abuse.

How does ketamine treat anxiety?

Ketamine, used safely as an anesthetic since 1962, appears to affect emotional regulation by acting on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the brain. These receptors interact with certain neurotransmitters that help regulate your emotions. Current research also suggests that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses. Synapses act as connectors for neurons along the brain’s neural pathways; new synapses essentially rewire the brain to create new ways of thinking and feeling. 

What should I expect from ketamine infusion therapy?

Your anxiety treatment at Austin Ketamine Specialists begins with a comprehensive evaluation, including a physical exam and a detailed review of your health history. If you’re a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, your expert provider at Austin Ketamine Specialists explains the full process and answers any questions. 

When you arrive for a ketamine infusion, a skilled specialist inserts an IV port into your arm and attaches an IV to the port to infuse the medication. Your specialist monitors you throughout the infusion. The treatment takes about 40 minutes, and you remain at the clinic to rest for another 15-30 minutes following your infusion.

The experts at Austin Ketamine Specialists recommend scheduling time to relax after ketamine treatment. You must arrange for someone else to drive you home after your session. 

Most patients feel comfortable following their treatment. Very occasionally, mild side effects such as nausea or headaches may occur. These typically subside within a few hours, and your specialist can provide anti-nausea medication if needed.

For rapid, effective anxiety relief, call Austin Ketamine Specialists, or request a complimentary consultation online today.