More than 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In addition, nearly half of those diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety. While traditional depression and anxiety treatments often take weeks to take effect, the Apex Ketamine Therapy team has a better solution. The team has dedicated their Glenwood Springs, Colorado, office exclusively to ketamine infusion therapy. This groundbreaking anxiety and depression treatment can produce noticeable results, sometimes within days. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Depression and anxiety are not interchangeable conditions, but they’re often linked. Many people who suffer from depression also struggle with anxiety, so it’s important to find effective treatments for both conditions as early as possible.
Depression is a mental health condition that causes severe sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, fatigue, and even thoughts of suicide. While serious, depression is also very common. Some studies indicate that one in six people will experience depression at some point in their life.
Anxiety is characterized by feelings of apprehension or fear. While it’s normal to feel anxiety toward stress-inducing situations, such as work, school, relationships, and major life changes, these feelings can begin to affect your day-to-day life. If your anxiety doesn’t weaken or fade over time, you may have an anxiety condition that could benefit from treatment.
Talk to your doctor if you experience one or more of the following depression symptoms for more than two weeks:
Anxiety affects everybody differently, depending on your unique condition. Some of the most common anxiety conditions include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and panic disorder. If you think you may suffer from one of these conditions, look out for the following anxiety symptoms:
Contact your doctor right away if you experience shortness of breath, increased sweating, chills, hot flashes, or dizziness, as these are telltale anxiety attack symptoms.
Most people with depression or anxiety are treated with generic antidepressants, such as SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications, which are thought to level out chemical imbalances in the brain.
Not only do these treatments take up to six weeks to start working—which can feel like a lifetime for those struggling with anxiety and depression—they often come with a lot of trial and error.
Ketamine infusion therapy targets depression and anxiety in a completely different way. Instead of balancing chemicals and hormones, ketamine targets the NMDA and AMPA receptors in your brain to minimize the effects of conditions like depression and anxiety. It essentially reboots your neurotransmitters to communicate better, thus minimizing the effects of conditions like depression and anxiety.
Not only does ketamine have an instantly calming and relaxing effect, but it also starts working much sooner than traditional medications. Many patients at Apex Ketamine Therapy report an improvement in mood and relief of symptoms within hours of their first treatment.
Although each person responds differently to ketamine so it is difficult to predict what you will experience, the team will work with you to design a treatment plan that works for you. Call Apex Ketamine Therapy or book an appointment online to learn more.