Spring can be stressful, especially with April 18, 2022, tax day around the corner. While certified public accountants may carry the weight of tax season, most people feel the season's stress. Every year, the American Psychological Association conducts a survey called “Stress in America.” This year, “Stress about money is the highest recorded since 2015,” with 65% of survey respondents reporting that money was a significant source of stress. Many things can contribute to a stressful tax season, such as meeting the tax day deadline, will you receive a refund, and were you able to maintain a reasonable budget?
Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., the CEO of the American Psychological Association, said, “Americans have been doing their best to persevere over these past two tumultuous years, but these data suggest that we’re now reaching unprecedented levels of stress that will challenge our ability to cope.” Tax season may induce underlying general anxiety in some.
According to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the United States (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. Meanwhile, approximately 7% of children aged 3-17 experience issues with anxiety each year, and most people develop symptoms before the age of 21.”
Ketamine IV therapy can treat various anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, phobias, phobia-related disorders, and panic disorder. So, how does Ketamine IV treatment assist in treating chronic stress? Ketamine works by regulating a neurotransmitter called Glutamate, and an imbalance in this neurotransmitter can cause hyperalgesia (overactive pain nerves), anxiety, restlessness, ADHD-like symptoms, insomnia, concentration issues, and fatigue (Dellwo, 2020).
Dr. John Krystal, M.D., a pioneer of Ketamine treatments, says, “With most medications like valium, the anti-anxiety effect only lasts when it is in your system. When the valium goes away, you can get rebound anxiety. When you take Ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow. It is the downstream effects of ketamine days after the treatment that actually cause nerve generation and the anti-anxiety response seen in our patients.
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As tax day approaches, you may consider Ketamine IV Therapy for stress and chronic anxiety - it’s essential to know your insurance coverage. You can find more information on our website regarding possible coverage options. To learn more about Avesta Ketamine and Wellness treatment options, call us for a consultation or set up an appointment online today.
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