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Anxiety

Anxiety.

Anxiety services offered in Oradell, NJ

At least 30% of people with anxiety don’t respond to traditional oral medication, and therapy approaches. At MGM Ketamine Center in Oradell, New Jersey, the team of experts, including Haviva Malina, MD, and Cheryl Malina, MD, offers ketamine infusions. This groundbreaking treatment approach can relieve anxiety and improve your quality of life, starting with the very first treatment. To find out whether ketamine is right for you, call the office or click the online scheduler now.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of tension, worry, or unease, and it may also cause physical symptoms like sweating, hyperventilating (rapid breathing), upset stomach, and increased blood pressure. 

Although some amount of anxiety is normal, some people experience persistent anxiety in nearly every life situation. Generalized anxiety disorder occurs when anxiety symptoms are difficult to control and occur on most days over a six-month period or longer.

People with generalized anxiety disorder often experience severe consequences of anxiety, including negative thoughts and feelings that can make it hard to cope with daily life. 

To complicate matters, anxiety and depression often happen together, which can make it difficult to treat.


When should I seek help for anxiety? 

If anxiety makes you feel trapped, frustrated, or fearful, or it causes other negative emotional or physical effects, it’s time to get help. 

Without treatment, anxiety can worsen until it seems to take over your life and prevent you from working, enjoying regular social interactions, and doing other important activities. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available at MGM Ketamine Center. 


How is anxiety treated?

The most common treatments for anxiety include oral medications (primarily antidepressants) and cognitive behavioral therapy. However, only about 6 in 10 people with anxiety improve with this approach. Additionally, some anxiety medications cause unpleasant side effects.

Although many people experience some level of improvement with medication and therapy, they may still have overall insufficient results because their anxiety continues to disrupt their life. 

Intravenous ketamine infusions can be a highly effective solution for people with treatment-resistant anxiety. Traditional antidepressants affect your brain’s levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, chemicals that influence feelings and mood. 

Ketamine instead blocks the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain, so the brain gets more glutamate. This surge helps you grow new neural connections. Ketamine also works on other brain receptors to stabilize and enhance your mental well-being. 

Ketamine has almost immediate effects, which sharply contrasts to antidepressants that take weeks (or longer) to work. Treatments take 40-50 minutes in the office.

Ketamine infusions can immediately lift your mood, lighten the burden of anxiety, and set you free from oral medication. 

It can be a great relief to realize that you no longer have to live with your anxiety, so if you’d like to learn more about ketamine, call MGM Ketamine Center or book a free consultation through online scheduling now.

Ketamine Treatment Indications

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