Does Ketamine Help With Anxiety?
Almost 30% of people suffer from anxiety disorders at some point in their lives, making it one of the most prevalent psychological conditions.
Prolonged success with treatment can be hard to find. While up to 70% respond adequately to diazepam for the first 3-4 weeks, less than two-thirds see remission of symptoms.
As alternate treatments for anxiety continue to be studied, preliminary evidence shows that ketamine can help patients who suffer from anxiety.
Patients with depression benefit from ketamine as well, and anxiety is frequently a co-occurring condition in these patients. This may help explain why ketamine has also helped patients suffering from anxiety.