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If you feel anxious or fearful, and it negatively impacts your life, the experts at Healing Ketamine in Orem, Utah, are here for you. We use ketamine therapy, medication management, psychotherapy, and other treatments to calm you and ease anxiety.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health condition in which you feel fearful in everyday situations or have ongoing worries that you can’t control. While anxiety is a normal part of life, persistent or severe anxiety can hinder your mood, job, relationships, and overall quality of life.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Excessive fear or panic
  • Feeling anxious, nervous, or restless
  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems controlling worry
  • Avoiding triggers for anxiety

You may feel anxious in social situations or other situations that don’t bother other people. Anxiety can lead to depression, substance misuse, social isolation, problems at school or work, and a poor overall quality of life. 

What are the risk factors for anxiety?

Risk factors for developing anxiety include:

  • Family history of anxiety
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Drug or alcohol misuse or withdrawal
  • Ongoing pain
  • Family history of anxiety
  • Some medications
  • Childhood developmental trauma
  • Past trauma
  • Ongoing stress
  • Certain personality types
  • Depression
  • Other mental health challenges

If you have severe anxiety that is prohibiting your job, quality of life, or interpersonal relationships, call Healing Ketamine today.

How does my provider diagnose anxiety?

The Healing Ketamine team reviews your symptoms, medical history, self-reported assessments (GAD) and lifestyle habits to diagnose anxiety and tailor your treatment plan. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and perform a psychiatric assessment to evaluate your mental health.

How is anxiety treated?

Common treatments for anxiety include:

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits may reduce anxiety symptoms. Get regular exercise, avoid smoking, drugs, and alcohol, limit caffeinated drinks, and try stress-reducing strategies. Get plenty of sleep and eat nutritious foods. 

Medication management

Healing Ketamine specialists help you manage mental health medications to reduce or eliminate symptoms of mental health disorders. 

Ketamine infusion therapy

The Healing Ketamine team offers ketamine infusion therapy to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health struggles. The treatment infuses an anesthetic directly into your bloodstream for fast absorption. 


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, teaches you behavioral change strategies that help you cope with anxiety symptoms.

Contact the Healing Ketamine office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ways to treat anxiety.