Anxiety Specialist

Health and Happiness in the Boro

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Wellness Specialist located in Murfreesboro, TN

While anxiety is a normal human emotion that contributes to the fight or flight response that keeps you safe, more than 40 million American adults suffer from intrusive and distressing anxiety that interferes with their quality of life. At Health and Happiness in the Boro, Scott Giles, DO, and his team provide innovative ketamine infusion therapy for rapid relief from debilitating anxiety. Call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or make an appointment online today for expert treatments for anxiety.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a prevalent mental health condition that manifests as intrusive and often irrational fears, worries, and related physical symptoms. There are several types of anxiety disorders that have different triggers. 

Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common type of anxiety. It causes disproportionate fears about future events and day-to-day challenges or concerns such as the health of your family, work responsibilities, or minor chores like doctor’s appointments or car repairs. 

Panic disorder causes panic attacks, which are periods of intense fear and physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and sweating. Other common types of anxiety include social anxiety, separation anxiety, and specific phobias.

What are typical anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety disorders cause a variety of mental and physical symptoms. For example, if you have anxiety, you might experience:

  • Intrusive fears and negative thoughts
  • Restlessness
  • Mental and physical tension
  • Reduced concentration
  • Feelings of danger, panic, or impending doom
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hyperventilation
  • Trembling
  • Fatigue and lethargy

Anxiety also often leads to avoidance behaviors, which can cause even more disruption to your daily routine.

When should I talk to a doctor about anxiety?

While everyone feels nervous or anxious every now and then, if your anxiety interferes with your quality of life or ability to complete your daily responsibilities, it’s time to get help.

The team at Health and Happiness in the Boro aims to treat the chemical imbalances and abnormal brain activities that cause your anxiety symptoms. They conduct a comprehensive evaluation to fully understand your symptoms and medical and mental health history.

The team may request diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out a medical cause to explain your symptoms before recommending treatment. 

How is anxiety treated?

Health and Happiness in the Boro develops personalized treatment plans to manage anxiety. If your anxiety is moderate to severe and doesn’t respond well to traditional treatments like therapy and anti-anxiety medications, the team may recommend ketamine infusion therapy. 

Ketamine IV infusion therapy at Health and Happiness in the Boro has a calming effect on the nervous system and can help you get the relief you need. It works by binding with receptors in the brain that trigger the release of the mood-boosting G peptide. 

If anxiety interferes with your life, call Health and Happiness in the Boro or schedule a consultation online today to find out if ketamine therapy is right for you.