Anxiety Specialist

Big Sky Ketamine

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Kalispell, MT

Did you know that approximately 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder? Though most people experience anxiety from time-to-time, anxiety disorders can be debilitating, interfering with your day-to-day activities and quality of life. At Big Sky Ketamine in Kalispell, Montana, William D. Stratford Jr., MD, FAPA, PC, and the team regularly treats anxiety using ketamine infusion therapy. To see if you’re a candidate, call the office today.

Anxiety

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a common problem that almost everyone faces on occasion. For example, if you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming presentation, your heart might race or your palms may become sweaty. 

Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, cause persistent stress or fear about daily situations such as driving or going to work or school. Left untreated, anxiety can interfere with your quality of life and prevent you from participating in activities you used to enjoy. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety affects everyone differently, but telltale signs include: 

  • Feeling nervous or tense
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Breathing rapidly

If you have anxiety, you might also experience regular feelings of impending danger or a sense of doom. 

When should I see a doctor regarding anxiety?

Anxiety is an incredibly common problem that affects people of all ages. However, if you feel that your worrying is interfering with your work or personal relationships, it’s time to seek professional help. You should also schedule an appointment with the team at Big Sky Ketamine if you think your anxiety is the result of a physical health problem or it’s causing you to have suicidal thoughts or behaviors. 

How is anxiety diagnosed?

To diagnose anxiety, your Big Sky Ketamine provider reviews your medical history, asks you about your symptoms, and conducts a psychological exam, which includes a discussion about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. During your initial consultation, you should also let your provider know about any prescription medications or supplements you’re taking. After gathering this information, your provider moves forward with a diagnosis. 

How does ketamine infusion therapy relieve anxiety?

Anxiety and other similar disorders significantly damage the communication centers in your brain that are responsible for higher-order thinking, memory, and learning. Ketamine infusion therapy provides your body with the necessary materials to heal these neural pathways, improving how you think and feel. What’s more, unlike traditional treatments like antidepressants, ketamine presents no long-term side-effects. In fact, a series of six treatment sessions may be able to significantly improve your quality of life. 

If anxiety is preventing you from participating in activities you used to love, ketamine infusion therapy is worth considering. Make an appointment at Big Sky Ketamine by calling the office today. 

COVID-19

We have added staffing to accommodate the increased demand for IV ketamine therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential service provider, our office will remain open and fully operational. Please call us today if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment: 406-203-1884.