It’s normal to feel nervous on your first day of a new job or before giving a big presentation, but if your nervousness and fear affect your daily life, you may suffer from anxiety. At Ketamine Therapeutics in Jacksonville, Florida, board-certified psychiatrist Satyen Madkaiker, MD, FAPA, and the medical team specialize in the treatment of anxiety using some of the most advanced techniques. For a consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Anxiety refers to a general sense of fear or nervousness. It’s normal to experience these feelings from time to time when you encounter something new or challenging. However, with an anxiety disorder, these feelings of fear and nervousness are so overwhelming they keep you from doing the things you need to do.
There are many types of anxiety disorders that produce varying symptoms.
With generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), you may experience excessive fear or worry most days of the week for six or more months about things that wouldn’t affect most other people. The level of anxiety caused by GAD can affect your daily routine and your relationships.
A panic disorder is a condition in which you experience panic attacks. Symptoms of a panic attack include heart palpitations, trembling, and sweating. You may also feel paralyzed with fear and often worry when your next attack will occur.
A phobia refers to an intense fear of an object or situation. There are several different types of phobias, including agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety.
You may be at risk of developing an anxiety disorder if it runs in your family. Certain environmental factors, such as childhood trauma, may also place you at risk.
Treatment for an anxiety disorder includes talk therapy and/or medication. The team at Ketamine Therapeutics specializes in the management of anxiety disorders and develops personalized treatment plans to help you get relief from your symptoms.
For patients who don’t respond well to traditional treatments for anxiety, the team at Ketamine Therapeutics may suggest ketamine infusion therapy.
Ketamine infusion therapy is a revolutionary treatment that helps reduce severe anxiety symptoms. For many years, ketamine has been used as an anesthetic. Researchers recently discovered that ketamine infusions show promise as a treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety.
Researchers aren’t certain how ketamine helps mental health conditions, but theorize that it may assist your brain in growing new neural pathways that were compromised by your anxiety. This makes them more receptive to the chemicals in your brain that help control mood, known as neurotransmitters.
Ketamine Therapeutics is the only practice in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia offering this revolutionary treatment. The team has helped many patients get relief from their symptoms.
For advanced treatment of your anxiety disorder, contact Ketamine Therapeutics by phone or online today.