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Ketamine Treatment for Anxiety

Studies have shown Ketamine treatment as a promising option for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety, offering new hope where traditional anxiety treatments have failed.

How Ketamine treatment can help for anxiety

Are you looking for relief from severe anxiety? In that case, you know how it can deeply affect your life, limiting your ability to enjoy daily activities, maintain relationships, and achieve personal goals. Perhaps you've tried various traditional treatments for anxiety, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication (like SSRIs or benzodiazepines), or lifestyle changes, but found these methods haven't provided the relief you're seeking. This is where ketamine infusion therapy comes into play as a groundbreaking option.

Research has shown that ketamine treatment for anxiety can lead to significant improvements, often with rapid results that can be felt within hours of treatment. For those who have felt stuck in a cycle of treatment-resistant anxiety, ketamine infusion therapy offers a beacon of hope. At Atlas Ketamine, in Glendale/Phoenix area, Dr. Sean Ormond provides ketamine infusion therapy, providing a pathway to reclaiming control over their mental health and improving their quality of life.

About Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural response to stress, characterized by feelings of worry or fear that may affect daily activities. It includes physical symptoms like sweating and increased heart rate, as well as psychological symptoms such as restlessness and trouble concentrating.

When should you seek help for anxiety? 

  • Persists for an extended period
  • Interferes with daily activities, like work
  • Triggers physical symptoms that are hard to control
  • Causes you to avoid situations due to fear or worry
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How Ketamine works

Ketamine infusion therapy offers a novel approach for treating anxiety, particularly in cases resistant to traditional methods. It operates by blocking N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and modulating the glutamate system in the brain, leading to rapid antidepressant and anxiolytic effects through enhanced neuroplasticity and synaptogenesis. This process fosters the growth of new neuronal connections, potentially reversing the damage caused by chronic stress and anxiety.

Our approach at Atlas Ketamine

At Atlas Ketamine Clinic, we are at the forefront of innovative treatments, specializing in ketamine infusion therapy. Our foundation is built on the extensive experience of our medical professionals in the healthcare sector, ensuring we offer personalized, high-quality, and compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Our skilled team, including expert doctors and nurse practitioners, is dedicated to administering this promising therapy to individuals struggling with treatment-resistant anxiety, focusing on achieving optimal health improvements and wellness.

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Benefits of Ketamine Therapy

Rapid relief

Ketamine infusion therapy offers fast-acting relief, with many patients seeing significant improvements after just one or two sessions, sometimes within hours.

High Response Rate

Research shows ketamine infusions have an 85% success rate in treating depression, with most patients experiencing at least a 50% reduction in symptoms.

Individual Care Plans

We recognize anxiety is different for every individual. We customize ketamine therapy plans to align with your specific needs to optimize ketamine therapy’s efficacy.

Professional Guidance

Our clinicians have extensive experience in ketamine therapy for anxiety. Trust our guidance through the process, achieving improvements in your symptoms rapidly. 

Our Physicians

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Dr. Sean Ormond

Dr. Sean Ormond, a double board-certified physician, specializes in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his anesthesia residency at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident. Following this, Dr. Ormond pursued an interventional pain management fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, for several years and recently established his own medical practice. 

Patient Testimonials

These People Gave us a Shot:
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Listened To Me

The staff is very friendly and Dr Ormond is great he's the first Dr that actually listens to me.
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Kind, Caring, and Amazing!

This doctor is so kind, caring, and understanding. The office staff is amazing. Everyone is so sweet! I appreciate these people more than they could ever know.
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Enjoyed everything about this practice, the girls up front are on top of it, and the Dr. Is absolutely amazing! Professional and on time.

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Doctor Explained the Process!

Friendly people, and the doctor listened and took the time to explain how he wanted to proceed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ketamine treatment for anxiety?

Ketamine treatment involves the use of ketamine, a medication originally used as an anesthetic, in low doses to treat anxiety, particularly when traditional treatments have not been effective.

How does ketamine work to treat anxiety?

Ketamine is believed to work by affecting glutamate, a neurotransmitter in the brain, leading to rapid improvements in mood and anxiety levels by promoting neural growth and connectivity in areas of the brain associated with mood regulation.

Is ketamine treatment for anxiety safe?

When administered under the supervision of medical professionals in a controlled setting, ketamine treatment is considered safe. However, it's important to discuss potential risks and side effects with your healthcare provider.

What are the potential side effects of ketamine treatment?

Side effects can include nausea, dizziness, dissociation (feeling detached from reality), elevated blood pressure, and in rare cases, increased anxiety. These effects are generally temporary and monitored closely by healthcare providers during treatment.

How quickly can I expect to see results from ketamine treatment for anxiety?

Many patients report feeling relief from anxiety symptoms within hours to days after receiving ketamine treatment, making it significantly faster acting than many traditional anxiety medications.

How long do the effects of ketamine treatment for anxiety last?

The duration of relief from anxiety symptoms can vary. Some patients experience improvements for weeks to months after a series of treatments, while others may require periodic maintenance sessions.

Who is a good candidate for ketamine treatment for anxiety?

Ketamine treatment is often considered for individuals with severe, treatment-resistant anxiety who have not responded to traditional therapies and medications.

Can ketamine treatment replace my current anxiety medication?

While ketamine may provide relief for treatment-resistant anxiety, it is typically used in conjunction with other treatments and not as a first-line replacement for traditional anxiety medications. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making changes to your treatment plan.

What does the process of ketamine treatment for anxiety involve?

Ketamine is usually administered as an infusion (IV) in a medical setting, with each session lasting about 40-60 minutes. The number of sessions varies depending on individual response and treatment plan recommendations by your healthcare provider.

Is ketamine treatment for anxiety covered by insurance?

Coverage for ketamine treatment can vary widely between insurance providers and plans. Many insurers consider ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety as experimental or off-label, thus coverage may be limited. It's important to check with your insurance company and healthcare provider for specific coverage details.
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