Ketamine for Anxiety

2018-05-21T15:41:27+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Ketamine has been making headlines for its revolutionary effects on depression. More and more studies are discovering that in addition to depression, ketamine is offering a long-needed solution to individuals who struggle with various anxiety disorders.

Significant Results

Scientists from the University of California conducted a study where 14 subjects receiving hospice care were given daily doses of ketamine over 28 days. Over the 28-day trial, there was significant improvement in symptoms. 100% of subjects completing the trial responded to ketamine. A significant response occurred by day 3. These improvements remained significant through day 28.

Reduced Symptoms

A 2013 experiment by Murrough JW et al. demonstrated that patients who were given ketamine responded 2x more than people who received Midazolam, a drug that produces an effect comparable to alcohol. Not only was the effect greater in patients who were treated with ketamine, but the effect was reported to last over a week after just a single infusion.

Rapid Effects

The University of Otago in New Zealand studied the effects of ketamine on 12 adults with general anxiety or social anxiety disorder. These adults received 3 ascending ketamine doses (0.25, 0.5 and 1 mg/kg) once per week. The doses of ketamine produced rapid anti-anxiety effects, which lasted for 3 to 7 days at higher doses. The drug was reported to be well tolerated.

How Does it Work?

When used in responsible and gradual dosages, ketamine acts as a neural growth stimulator. It increases the connections between synapses and boosts the mind’s functional capacity. Unlike other treatments, this increases serotonin in a natural and sustainable way. Therefore, patients experience anti-anxiety effects long after the ketamine is out of their systems.

Many who suffer from anxiety go through multiple, failed treatments. Have you given up on your anxiety? Ketamine can be your solution. Contact us for more information.