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Anxiety Specialist

Megan Baerny, CRNA -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic

Repose

Megan Baerny, CRNA

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Lake Oswego, OR

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. It affects over 40 million people. At Repose in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Megan Baerny, CRNA, offers ketamine infusion therapy to treat anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorders. Ketamine provides fast-acting relief from anxiety symptoms and can address treatment-resistant anxiety when medications no longer work for you. Call Repose today to discuss the benefits of ketamine infusions for anxiety. You can also request a consultation online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes you to feel constant worry, fear, and intrusive thoughts for no apparent reason.

Several anxiety disorders can cause symptoms severe enough to interfere with your daily life and your relationships. These disorders include:

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder causes excessive worry about general circumstances in your life for at least six months or longer.

Social anxiety

Social anxiety describes a condition where you feel fearful or anxious in certain social situations.

Panic disorder

A panic disorder describes panic attacks that happen over and over again. These attacks involve unexpected feelings of intense fear or impending doom, heart palpitations, and loss of control over yourself.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

While occasional anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations, it’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation if your anxiety doesn’t go away on its own.

You can schedule a consultation at Repose if you experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder:

  • Persistent irritability
  • Uncontrollable worry or fear
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Repeated panic attacks

Early management of your anxiety disorder can prevent it from getting worse and affecting your relationships, work performance, and physical health.

Repose specializes in ketamine infusions to treat anxiety disorders, especially symptoms that are not responding to oral medications.

How does ketamine treat anxiety?

Ketamine infusions manage anxiety symptoms by blocking the N-methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor in your brain. This increases the levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a critical role in how you process emotions.

Ketamine also helps create new neural connections in your brain that replace those damaged by chronic stress and anxiety.

Unlike traditional antidepressant and antianxiety medications that take weeks to begin working, ketamine infusions offer fast relief from your symptoms sometimes within hours of your first treatment. You may need a series of infusions over two weeks to get the full benefit of your ketamine treatment.

To find out if you are a candidate for ketamine infusions to treat anxiety, call Repose today or request a consultation online.