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Ketamine Infusion therapy has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of severe anxiety

Ketamine Infusion Therapy has been shown to Improve the Symptoms of Depression in up to 70% of Patients after even a Single Treatment
Severe Anxiety
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As with depression, severe anxiety causes debilitating symptoms that interfere with a person’s life and well being. Standard treatments involve prescription medications that can have harmful side effects on the body and some are very addictive. For those patients, daily living can be excruciating and the prospect of facing the next day with the same symptoms can give them an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Luckily, there is a new treatment for severe anxiety. Ketamine is that medication. Given IV, by a licensed and trained infusion specialist, Ketamine treatment for anxiety can severely reduce symptoms after the first treatment. And, you do not have to change current medications for this treatment to work. Ketamine treatment for anxiety has been shown to improve symptoms and allow patients to go back to their normal activities sooner and with more control of their symptoms.

Introduction to Ketamine for Severe Anxiety

As with depression, severe anxiety causes debilitating symptoms that interfere with a person’s life and well being.  Standard treatments involve prescription medications that can have harmful side effects on the body and some are very addictive.  For those patients, daily living can be excruciating and the prospect of facing the next day with the same symptoms can give them an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Luckily, there is a new treatment for severe anxiety. Ketamine is that medication. 

Given IV, by a licensed and trained infusion specialist, Ketamine for anxiety can severely reduce symptoms after the first treatment. And, you do not have to change current medications for this treatment to work. Ketamine for anxiety has been shown to improve symptoms and allow patients to go back to their normal activities sooner and with more control of their symptoms.

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Why you should strongly consider

Ketamine Infusions for your severe anxiety

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Ketamine is a big deal because it has been found to provide immediate relief in up to 70% of patients that have tried it.  This includes patients with severe anxiety, major depression, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar depression, and even pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.  Though, the relief is only short lived at first, over time the effects last longer. And, once maintenance doses are achieved, patients say it is life changing.

A Major Breakthrough

Ketamine has the ability to treat patients with severe anxiety, major depression and postpartum depressionin a matter of minutes! 70% of patients will see some improvement in their depressive symptoms after only a single infusion.

This improvement is temporary; but progressive improvement tends to be seen after several treatments. The immediate improvement after a Ketamine infusion is a a breakthrough, given that severely depressed patients have a much higher probability of self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, patients such as those with postpartum depression require and benefit from rapid relief of their symptoms, so that can properly care for their infants.

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Patients with treatment resistant depression understand that finding the right combination of medications can take months; many of the medications cause severe side effects and weight gain; and many of the newer medications are designed for patients with schizophrenia and can cause abnormal thoughts. Finally, many patients with treatment resistant depression will turn to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for relief, which carries a real risk of permanent memory loss.

In comparison, ketamine represents a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, providing immediate relief with only minor side effects.

How Does Ketamine Improve Severe Anxiety?

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Researchers aren’t exactly sure the mechanism of how Ketamine infusion works to treat anxiety, but it has been shown to help regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells that are damaged by stress after even a single administration.  

Ketamine is a drug that has been used by Anesthesiologists and Emergency Room Physicians for over 30 years as an anesthetic for surgery or to sedate patients for minor procedures.  It was in these clinical environments that Ketamine was first noticed to help patients with anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Doctors began to discover that their patients felt better from their anxiety, pain and depression immediately after their procedures using Ketamine, as the anesthetic.  The relief was temporary, but the findings led to more clinical research. Ongoing studies are looking at how Ketamine infusion might be used to provide long-term relief for patients with anxiety, depression or chronic pain.

Virginia Infusion Therapies

The First Ketamine Clinic in Northern Virginia

Virginia Infusion Therapies is one of the the first Ketamine Clinics in Northern Virginia, and the first Ketamine clinic in Loudoun County to provide Ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of Major Depression and Pain Conditions.  The clinic was established by four physicians in Loudoun who, through their professional experiences in medicine and their personal family experiences with depression, recognized that there are major problems in the recognition and treatment of depression.  They recognized that Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and some pain conditions are often medical emergencies that requires treatments that are more effective…  and more effective IMMEDIATELY.  

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