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.

Ketamine Effective in Top 5 Anxiety Conditions

Ketamine infusion therapy is research-backed, evidence-based, and has a 30-year FDA-approved safety profile. Ketamine infusions are used to successfully treat a range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and PTSD. Unlike traditional medications for anxiety, ketamine infusion therapy is typically effective within hours and symptoms can stay controlled for weeks or months between treatments.

How Ketamine Works

Ketamine infusion therapy works on the neurotransmitter glutamate, often a major player in anxiety and depression disorders. This is thought to explain why ketamine is so quickly effective in previously difficult-to-treat anxiety disorders. Traditional medications have zero impact on the glutamate pathway.

Ketamine Clinics

As the largest ketamine therapy provider in the country, Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC) offers coast-to-coast care. Over the past 10 years, KWC has provided safe and successful care in over 50,000 treatments. Each of our clinics combines a healing therapeutic environment with precise, tailored infusions and treatment plans that are individualized to fit you. A medical professional stays with you during every treatment providing continual medical monitoring and that extra level of reassurance.

Each treatment plan starts with comprehensive medical and psychological screening. After treatment, regular follow-ups from our team help track continued control of symptoms. Specialized KWC programs are also available providing support until the day you feel you no longer need it.

Find out if Ketamine is right for you

Ketamine for Anxiety Near Me

As the largest national provider of ketamine therapy, Ketamine Wellness Centers has a total of 13 locations throughout the United States. With the help of our expert staff, each of our clinics practice the highest standard of ketamine care.

Chicago, IL Patient

Ketamine Wellness Center Chicago location has been such a pleasure to work with. I did a lot of reading on Ketamine before contacting the clinic. I was hopeful and optimistic and gave it a shot. I am not exaggerating when I say Ketamine Wellness Center saved my life…. Or at least helped me find a …

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Anonymous Patient

My therapist recommended Ketamine treatments to help me navigate through cPTSD, depression and anxiety. I went from having panic/anxiety attacks 1-2x/month which kept me home from work and being on medication (one taken in the morning, a supplemental and one taken at night) to now only needing the night time medication to help me sleep. …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

Living with a rare nerve disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a challenge on its own. But finding compassionate and caring medical professionals to help sometimes seems absolutely impossible. That’s how I was beginning to feel. Until I walked into the Ketamine Wellness Center, located in Seattle, on March 1st, 2022. I lost hope. …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

I have suffered from nearly total body CRPS for over 20 years. I’ve had numerous surgeries and procedures to manage the neurological, blow torch pain. Much to my disappointment, they were only temporary and the CRPS continued to spread leaving me in a wheelchair or bedridden. My quality of life had become sadly inadequate. My …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

This is the place to go to! I promise you will have an amazing experience like me. Winston & Tara are very friendly and down-to-earth. They are caring and genuine. They make sure you are comfortable during your session. I was somewhat nervous coming in for my treatment but that quickly went away after I met both …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

I came to Ketamine Wellness Center in Federal way as a last resort. I have been experiencing debilitating depression and anxiety for years and conventional therapies were not successful for me. I must say that from intake to the first treatment, I was expertly cared for. I would like to highlight the clinical administrator, Winston …

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Houston, TX Patient

I’m writing prior to my daughter’s treatment to say how wonderful the patient liaison, Chera, has been in setting up the treatments for my daughter. Right from our first call, Chera has been so empathetic and so very thorough in helping us to get authorized for the treatment to address my daughters’ chronic pain. She …

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Chicago, IL Patient

Chera in the AZ office was amazing. She was easy to work with and got all my online paperwork together with the tests, plus the two online web video assessments with medical staff for the prior treatment authorization, all on the same day. All the staff at Naperville KWC are great. They are very kind …

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Mesa, AZ Patient

This is a very professional and caring center. Chera, the Patient Liaison, picked up the phone right away and was so helpful and empathetic when I first contacted her. She was patient and showed sincere concern by following up with an email when I was unsure whether to proceed. With her help, I was able …

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Chicago, IL Patient

From the first phone call, I had to my last treatment session I experienced nothing but compassion, respect, and kindness. My life so far has changed drastically. The treatment for Chronic Pain has worked far better than I could have hoped for! I feel like a different person who has a brand new life. A …

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