New Anxiety Treatment in Iowa
When you suffer from severe anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), you know it affects everything in your life. The team at Midwest Ketafusion®️ in Iowa City, Iowa, is proud to offer ketamine infusions for treatment of these complex conditions. Call or book an appointment online with the office today to begin your personalized treatment plan.
OCD & Severe Anxiety Q & A
What is severe anxiety?
Anxiety, or feelings of worry or apprehension, is normal for most people. Anxiety is considered severe if it is part of your life on a daily basis and if your symptoms affect your daily living, job, and relationships.
Many things cause severe anxiety, including genetics, traumatic life events, stressful lifestyle, and certain medical conditions. The underlying causes and symptoms of your severe anxiety are unique to you.
Symptoms may include:
- Racing or irregular heartbeat
- Frequent fearful thoughts
- Feeling fearful or panicked
- Constantly worried or fretful
Your anxiety symptoms may present in a variety of settings and circumstances. Treatment is often necessary to help you better manage your life with less worry.
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes severe anxiety due to repetitive, fearful thoughts that compel you toward certain behaviors. Behaviors like repeated tapping, counting, or hand washing are done in an attempt to relieve anxiety and quiet unwanted, repetitive thought patterns.
Your behaviors, like your own thoughts, are unique to you. They may be more exaggerated in some settings than others and may center on specific themes.
Common OCD behaviors include:
- Counting in specific patterns
- Counting items around you
- Repeating words or phrases
- Washing hands
- Locking doors or checking the stove
- Pulling hair or causing pain in some way
Symptoms may worsen as you age or when you are under extreme stress. Treatment is aimed at relieving the underlying anxiety compelling you toward these behaviors.
How can ketamine help treat OCD and anxiety?
Ketamine is a safe, effective treatment that offers relief to those with severe anxiety and OCD. This medication affects your body on the chemical level, helping to relieve the underlying chemical activity that makes your anxiety and OCD symptoms worse.
As part of your initial consultation, the board certified providers at Midwest Ketafusion®️ create a personalized treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan typically includes up to six infusions within the first two weeks of treatment.
Maintenance, or booster, infusions may be needed as part of ongoing treatment. The number of doses and length of treatment is unique to each patient.
For a consultation and a personalized treatment plan for your anxiety or OCD, call or book an appointment online with Midwest Ketafusion®️ today.