Anxiety Specialist

West Michigan Ketamine Clinics

Mental Health clinic and Ketamine Clinic located in Grand Rapids, MI

Anxiety is a regular part of the human emotional experience and plays an important role in helping you reach your goals. But an anxiety disorder is entirely different, blighting your life with overwhelming stress and fear. At West Michigan Ketamine Clinics in Wyoming, Michigan, Nicholas Kolascz, CRNA, and the experienced team provides specialized ketamine infusion treatments that can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety disorders and improve your quality of life. Even when you have treatment-resistant anxiety, ketamine therapy could help. Call West Michigan Ketamine Clinics or book an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion most everyone feels regularly, even daily. It’s the tension before a big date, the nerves before a performance, and the worry you have about your children.

These feelings of anxiety are perfectly normal, and in many cases feeling anxious can help you. Stress releases several hormones that make you sharper, stronger, and more determined. This can be invaluable when you need to achieve a particular goal.

Anxiety only becomes a problem when your feelings start to dominate your life. If you’re continually feeling worried and afraid, your anxiety has gotten out of control and is no longer helping you. Instead, it’s causing a mental health problem called an anxiety disorder.

 

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

There are several types of anxiety disorder and each condition has specific symptoms. Anxiety disorders can cause a combination of several of the following symptoms:

  • Unrelenting fear
  • Constant uneasiness
  • Panic attacks
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Problems sleeping
  • Helplessness

 

Anxiety disorders can cause physical symptoms as well, such as a tight chest and chest pain, problems breathing, racing heart, lightheadedness, stomach upset, and tingling in your arms and legs.

 

What types of anxiety disorders are there?

The most widespread types of anxiety disorders are:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias

 

If your anxiety doesn’t fit into one of these subtypes and is a more all-encompassing condition, you could have generalized anxiety disorder.

 

How is anxiety treated?

Treatments for anxiety typically involve a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Antianxiety medications and antidepressants can help lower your anxiety. Talk therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you learn to manage your anxiety.

If you have an anxiety disorder and these forms of treatment don’t provide relief of your symptoms, an effective alternative is ketamine therapy. Ketamine is best known as an anesthetic and sedative, but it has vital uses in other areas of medicine, as well. Ketamine therapy is FDA-approved to help reduce anxiety disorder and the distressing symptoms it causes.

At West Michigan Ketamine Clinics, you undergo a course of ketamine infusion therapy, which involves using an intravenous drip to introduce ketamine directly into your bloodstream. You should feel the benefit of your ketamine infusion within a few hours. 

If you think ketamine therapy could help your anxiety, call West Michigan Ketamine Clinics today or book an appointment using the online tool.