Ketamine for Anxiety
in Durango, CO

Anxiety services

Feeling worried, scared, or highly stressed is natural now and again, but it shouldn’t always happen. If you or a loved one experiences anxiety, reach out to the highly skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate team of mental health professionals at Elevated Medicine in Durango, Colorado.

They offer specialized care for all ages who are battling generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and other anxiety-related conditions. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or request an appointment online today.

Ketamine for Anxiety

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Feeling worry or fear when facing a threatening or challenging situation is normal, but the feeling should disappear afterward. However, for some people, anxiety turns into a constant problem, or symptoms become so severe that it affects daily living.

Should you or a loved one change activities to avoid places, people, or events that trigger distressing reactions, it’s an excellent time to seek help from the team of mental health professionals at Elevated Medicine.

Are there different types of anxiety disorders?

There are several types of anxiety disorders. They include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

With GAD, a person might experience uncontrollable and ongoing worry about daily events, even if there are no immediate threats.

Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder can develop when children fear being apart from significant people in their lives. In many cases, they worry that something awful will happen to their parents or themselves.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder causes intense anxiety when a person goes to public places, meets new people, or performs in front of others.


A phobia may cause an irrational and intense fear of a specific activity, situation, object, or person. For example, a person might fear needles, spiders, clowns, or flying.


With agoraphobia, anxiety increases when the person goes outside their home alone, uses public transportation, or finds themself in a crowd.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can also cause anxiety.

What symptoms accompany anxiety?

Anxiety disorders cause a range of symptoms. Both children and adults can experience:

  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Dread
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Stomachaches
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Tense muscles
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping

Anxiety may trigger panic attacks. A panic attack causes sudden and often severe physical symptoms like chest pain, sweating, and shortness of breath.

What are some treatments for anxiety?

When treating anxiety, the team at Elevated Medicine can recommend psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both. Treatment may vary depending on symptoms and other factors. Several psychotherapy techniques can help children and adults overcome anxiety.

One popular type, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), teaches people to recognize and change the thoughts that may trigger anxiety. Anti-anxiety medication can help to relieve stress quickly. These medicines need ongoing management.

Ketamine infusions for anxiety offers an alternative for individuals who aren’t responding to other types of treatments. Administered under medical supervision, this innovative therapy often provides rapid relief and sustained effects.

If you or a loved one needs compassionate and effective care for anxiety, call Elevated Medicine. Or schedule an appointment online today.