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KetaMIND Clinics South Africa (KCSA) recognises the debilitating impact that anxiety disorders can have on daily life. Our clinics provide outpatient infusion therapies specifically designed to address and manage anxiety symptoms effectively. 

What is anxiety, and what causes it?

Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. 

Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. These disorders alter how a person processes emotions and behaves, also causing physical symptoms. Mild anxiety might be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety may seriously affect day-to-day living. 

A variety of factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, and life events, can cause anxiety disorders. People with anxiety disorders often have a heightened response to stress, which can stem from environmental factors, genetic predispositions, or even brain chemistry. 

Chronic or ongoing stress, traumatic events, and abrupt changes in life situations are also significant contributors to anxiety disorders. 

What makes infusion therapy unique for treating anxiety?

Infusion therapy uses a novel approach by administering a dissociative anaesthetic, which has shown effectiveness in alleviating symptoms of anxiety, including panic attacks. 

This treatment directly targets neural pathways involved in the stress response, promoting a swift reduction in anxiety levels. 

How does infusion therapy work?

The therapy involves a precisely controlled administration of an infusion that acts on the central nervous system, moderating the elevated activity that contributes to anxiety and panic disorders.

Adjusting the neural pathways involved in the stress response promotes a reduction in anxiety levels. 

Who can benefit from this treatment?

Our infusions are suited to individuals suffering from various forms of anxiety, including: 

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), where patients experience persistent and excessive worry.
  • Panic disorders, which are characterised by recurrent panic attacks and constant fear of another attack.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder, which involves an intense fear of social situations and being judged by others. 
  • Specific Phobias, involving an irrational fear of specific objects or situations.

What is the treatment protocol?

Patients undergoing treatment for anxiety at KCSA receive a tailored series of infusions. Typically, this involves a series of short sessions over a few weeks designed to optimise the therapeutic effects and sustain symptom relief. 

To maintain the benefits of the initial treatment and prevent relapse, follow-up sessions are recommended periodically. 

Comprehensive Care and Support 

Pre-Treatment Consultation

To ensure that our infusions provide the most benefit, each patient undergoes a thorough evaluation to tailor the treatment specifically to their needs. This includes a detailed discussion of their anxiety symptoms, treatment history, and any concerns they may have about the infusion process. 

Ongoing Psychological Support

At KCSA, we believe in holistic care. Following the infusions, patients have access to our clinical psychologists, who offer support and therapies aimed at reinforcing the gains from the infusion therapy and helping patients develop long-term strategies to manage their anxiety. 

Learn More and Get Started

For individuals struggling with anxiety who feel traditional medications and therapies have not provided adequate relief, infusion therapy offers a promising alternative. 

We invite those interested to explore this innovative treatment by contacting us for more information or scheduling a consultation. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a supportive and caring environment to help you regain control and improve your quality of life.

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