The Problem With Trying To ‘Control’ Anxiety vs. Treat It

The Problem With Trying To ‘Control’ Anxiety vs. Treat It

We’ve all turned to Google a time or two looking for an answer. In fact, studies estimate that Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second!

There are so many wonderful things about living in the age of technology and connectivity but replacing professional medical care with a quick Internet search is NOT one of them.

Anxiety disorders are a condition that an estimated 19 million U.S. adults suffer from each year. And, because anxiety disorders are so common, there’s no shortage of self-help tips floating around on the Internet about how to deal with your anxiety.

Take a walk…

Switch tasks…

Do yoga…you probably heard them all.

Of course, these healthy habits are an important part of wellness, but they can’t replace effective treatments for anxiety disorders.

Treating Symptoms vs. Controlling Them

Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems with these self-coping tips for anxiety is that they often focus on avoidance or control instead of treating the underlying condition. They convey the message that these racing disruptive and intrusive thoughts are something you can just ‘deal with’- but you shouldn’t have to.

Moreover, even though there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are very effective treatments are available with a good evidence base. The treatments for anxiety disorders can include medications like benzodiazepines, SSRIs or SNRIs or other new-generation antidepressants, and now, IV Ketamine & Esketamine (Spravato).

Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) For Anxiety

These revolutionary treatments are offering patients with treatment-resistant anxiety new hope. Our COPE supported centers provide care to those patients failed by traditional psychiatric treatments. Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) is an innovative, cutting-edge medication for difficult to treat cases of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder to name a few.

Learn more about this incredible new treatment and the inspiring impact it is having on the psychiatric industry. COPE offers IV Ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment at our centers in Charlotte, New York, St. Louis, Houston, and Philadelphia.

If your anxiety affects your daily functioning and happiness, give our psychiatric team a call at 1-833-COPE-NOW for a free phone consultation.