Anxiety Q & A
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety symptoms vary from person to person, though most often they’re characterized by persistent unwanted fears, thoughts, or worries. Other symptoms of anxiety include:
- Racing mind
- Heart palpitations
- Tight feeling in the chest or difficulty breathing
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of depression, anger, or frustration
It’s common to experience periods of worries when your life is stressful, but persistent worries that don’t get better within a few weeks or worrying that seems out of proportion with your concerns can be signs of an anxiety disorder.
When should I get help for anxiety?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety for two weeks or more or your feelings of anxiety are disrupting your life, it’s time to seek help. At Boston MindCare, PC, the team specializes in chronic and severe anxiety cases that don’t respond to traditional treatment methods, like therapy and prescription anti-anxiety medications.
For men and women with high levels of anxiety that aren’t well-controlled with medication, therapy, or a combination of the two, treatment at Boston MindCare, PC, may be the solution.
How is anxiety diagnosed?
Anxiety is diagnosed when you’re experiencing persistent worrying thoughts for more than two weeks. You can also experience physical manifestations of anxiety, especially during intense episodes of anxiety. During your initial consultation at Boston MindCare, PC, you meet with the therapy team to discuss your symptoms.
The team asks questions about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle to understand your situation. When appropriate, the team recommends therapeutic ketamine infusions to alleviate your anxiety symptoms. Ketamine therapy can be used in conjunction with other therapies and prescription medications as needed.
How is anxiety treated?
At Boston MindCare, PC, the team offers ketamine infusions to relieve symptoms of anxiety so you can feel more peaceful, calm, and focused. Each infusion typically takes about 45 minutes and involves administering intravenous (IV) ketamine into your arm under the supervision of your doctors.
The doctors work with you to determine your correct dosage and visit frequency. Ketamine alters the actions of the NMDA receptor in your brain, which reduces anxiety.
If you’re experiencing severe anxiety and need help, call Boston MindCare, PC, or schedule a visit online to discuss your situation with the team and get the help you need.