Ketamine Treatment for Anxiety
“Ketamine plays an important role in the treatment of anxiety disorders,” according to Ellen Diamond Ph.D., Chief Psychologist at Ketamine Wellness Centers.
“People with anxiety disorders are most often treated with traditional antidepressants. These have been around a long time and are all designed to work in basically the same way. It can take weeks to see if drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor will work. If they don’t, more may be tried or different classes of psychiatric medications added and side effects are not uncommon,” Dr. Diamond said.
However, up to 4 out of 10 patients will not achieve control of their symptoms through these traditional therapies.