Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD. Offers Ketamine Therapy for Anxiety in Los Angeles and Glendale CA
At Psychiatry Unplugged, we offer ketamine therapy to help you manage anxiety. Ketamine therapy works fast to reduce anxiety symptoms. Ketamine reaches synaptic receptors in the brain almost instantaneously, mediating the brain’s reaction to stress and the creation of traumatic memories. Contact Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD, today. We have convenient locations near you in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. For more information, call now or request an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What causes anxiety?
What are the six types of anxiety disorders?
What can I do to treat my anxiety?
Can ketamine therapy help my anxiety?
Where can I get ketamine therapy?
Anxiety disorders may be the most common mental health issue in the United States. There may be as many as 1 in 5 people who deal with anxiety disorders of some type. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. Most people will be able to learn to deal with or overcome their anxiety issues with psychotherapy and/or medication. But, there are some people, up to 40%, who are unable to address their anxiety with standard practices.
Ketamine is being used more frequently in treating anxiety disorders. It can be used to help manage the symptoms associated with anxiety and may also be useful in treating treatment-resistant depression.
The causes of anxiety aren’t really understood. Life can bring about many different experiences and traumatic events that can impact how we react to life’s events. Anxiety can be more common in people who are already prone to being anxious. It is thought that there may be an inherited factor. Anxiety can be caused by a mental condition, difficult life events, the effects of drugs, or a combination of these.
Anxiety disorders differ from normal anxiety. Anxiety disorders are probably the most common type of mental illness in the United States. These can be excessive periods of worrying or fear that are greater than what you would expect from everyday types of stressors.
Each person who deals with anxiety will be affected in their own way. There are six main types or categories of anxiety that most people are most likely to experience. These are phobias, social anxiety disorder, OCD, panic attacks, PTSD, and general anxiety disorder.
There are two main forms of treatment for anxiety disorders, and they are psychotherapy and medications. Most people will get the best benefit from a combination of the two.
Psychotherapy involves working with a counselor or therapist to understand what causes or triggers the anxiety. This can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety when they happen. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, seems to be the most effective type of psychotherapy in treating anxiety disorders. This focuses on giving you the skills to improve your symptoms.
Medications can be used to help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. These give you temporary relief from the symptoms so that you can get back to a place where you feel more normal.
Ketamine has been commonly known as a street drug that gives hallucinatory effects. It was originally used as an anesthetic and is still used for that purpose today. Since the 1990s, it has been used to treat depression. Standard medications that are used to treat depression are meant to increase the brain’s natural chemicals that improve mood. Ketamine tends to repair neuron synapses, which then increases the levels of glutamate in the brain. This has been shown to give more rapid improvement than standard medications.
Depression and anxiety are typically considered to be related types of mental health issues. They both involve the glutamate system. Ketamine has been the subject of study in relation to the treatment of anxiety and depression and has been shown to be effective in many cases. Studies have shown that it can have a significant impact on the symptoms of PTSD and also reduce its severity. In other studies with people dealing with OCD, ketamine has been able to reduce obsessive thinking for more than a week after receiving an injection. A study of people dealing with anxious and non-anxious bipolar depression shows a significant antidepressant response.
Antidepressants take time to work. Ketamine starts to work right away to alleviate symptoms. It is also shown to have positive long-term effects.
Psychiatry Unplugged in Los Angeles, CA provides ketamine treatment for mental health disorders. We are people whom you can trust to help you through some of the most difficult times. We have convenient locations to serve you. Please call or request an online appointment to find out how we are able to help you. We serve patients from Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA, Beverly Hills CA, Santa Monica CA, Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, and Pasadena CA.