If anxiety continues to interfere with your day-to-day life despite attempts at treatment, ketamine infusion therapy may be right for you. Board-certified nurse anesthetist Jacqueline Materi, APRN, CRNA, provides fast-acting anxiety relief for adults and teenagers at two Ketamine Care Clinic locations in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota. To find out if ketamine infusion therapy can treat your anxiety, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
Everybody experiences temporary anxiety from time to time, like before you give a presentation. But anxiety disorders cause frequent and intense worry and fear that don’t go away. If you have an anxiety disorder, you know how much these symptoms can interfere with daily activities like school, work, and navigating personal relationships.
Conventional anxiety treatments include psychotherapy, medication management, or a combination of both. However, medications can take several weeks to take effect and often don’t provide consistent relief from anxiety. About 30-40% of patients don’t respond to psychopharmacologic intervention, even after trying multiple medications.
Ketamine Care Clinic offers a safe and effective solution for people who suffer from anxiety symptoms that don’t improve with medications and therapy alone.
Originally approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, ketamine is an innovative treatment for patients with anxiety. More research is necessary to fully understand how ketamine works, but it increases neural connections and boosts performance in the same areas of your brain associated with depression and anxiety.
Your initial consultation at Ketamine Care Clinic involves a comprehensive evaluation and physical exam. Then, your provider creates a personalized ketamine treatment plan based on your specific diagnosis and treatment goals. They collaborate with your mental health provider to make sure you receive the best treatment.
During ketamine infusion therapy, you relax in a comfortable chair at the clinic. Your provider inserts an IV, which delivers ketamine into your bloodstream. The ketamine dose is much lower than what would be necessary for anesthesia, so you remain awake throughout treatment. However, you may feel sleepy during and after the infusion.
Depending on your specific treatment plan, therapy may take 1-4 hours. Your provider monitors your safety and comfort the entire time. Afterward, you stay at the clinic until any side effects, like dizziness or nausea, pass. You'll need to have someone else drive you home.
Ketamine provides rapid relief you may notice at the end of your first treatment. Most people continue to experience positive effects for days after the ketamine leaves their system. You may need multiple treatments within a two-week period.
To learn more about ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety, call Ketamine Care Clinic location nearest you or book an appointment online today.