Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Pain Management Specialists located in Richmond, Arlington, & Norfolk, VA
Thirty-one percent of Americans have an anxiety disorder. Of those, more than half struggle with moderate to severe symptoms that disrupt their lives. Everyday anxiety becomes a mental health concern when your anxiety persists, is excessive, or interferes with your ability to engage in your usual activities. MindPeace Clinics specialize in alleviating anxiety with ketamine infusion therapy, a proven treatment that often produces rapid results. To learn if you’re a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, call MindPeace Clinics, or book an appointment online.
How does ketamine treat anxiety?
Ketamine belongs to a class of drugs called NMDA receptor antagonists. In this role, ketamine boosts the levels of a brain chemical called glutamate that regulates anxiety. As ketamine balances glutamate, your anxiety symptoms improve.
How do I obtain ketamine treatment for anxiety?
Before receiving ketamine, you need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Oliver. During your first appointment, he performs a thorough psychiatric review and physical examination. He also explains the ketamine infusion process and reviews your lab work.
If Dr. Oliver determines you’re a good candidate for ketamine, he schedules a series of six infusions. You receive one infusion every other day for two to three weeks.
What should I expect during ketamine therapy?
We administer ketamine using intravenous (IV) infusions. During your infusion, our medical team monitors your heart rate and blood pressure, while you relax in a comfortable, reclining chair.
The infusion takes 40 minutes, but your total session lasts about 90 minutes. Many patients notice an improvement in their symptoms after one treatment. However, a series of six infusions over a few weeks produces longer-lasting results.
To learn if ketamine is a good treatment option for your anxiety, call MindPeace Clinics, or book an appointment online.