Do you suffer from unwanted, intrusive thoughts that interrupt and interfere with your daily activities? Do you engage in repetitive behaviors that interrupt and interfere with your daily activities? Here at Ketamine Wellness Centers, we have also found most people with OCD can be helped with Ketamine.
Ketamine is a proven, effective treatment for a cluster of difficulties known as “anxiety disorders”. These include generalized anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While the research is not as lengthy for Ketamine’s effectiveness with anxiety disorders (as opposed to depression, or affective disorders), there is evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, that points to the fact that Ketamine can be an effective and safe treatment for people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
A study conducted in 2012 demonstrated that Ketamine is effective in eliminating obsessional thinking for 3-18 days just from a single infusion! This supports the relationship that OCD, like depression, is a brain problem with roots in the glutamate system. This suggests all the typical medications used for OCD may be working in the wrong area of the brain on the wrong neurons. That is why Ketamine makes sense, and scientists are now recognizing this as “proof of concept”. This means it confirms that Ketamine SHOULD work and, in fact, does work in reducing. obsessive and unwanted intrusive thoughts.
Additional studies have confirmed these results. How do you know if Ketamine is right to treat your OCD?
- You struggle with treatment-resistant OCD. That means, you have tried two or more treatments (with either the same or different medications) with little or no success.
- Length of time. The longer you have been struggling with OCD, the less likely traditional treatments will work, and the more you need to consider alternatives, such as Ketamine.
- More complex situation. Maybe you are one of the thousands of people who suffer from OCD or other anxiety symptoms in addition to depression, somatic pain, or other difficulties. Those complicated situations need a treatment that understands the complexity of your difficulties, and can offer a program tailored for you that will assist you in both medication and lifestyle changes.
If you have been struggling with OCD, and not found the help you have been seeking, consider giving Ketamine Wellness Centers a call. We have helped people achieve success where others have not. Consider giving yourself the gift of wellness. There is hope. There is help. Call Ketamine Wellness Centers at 855-KET-WELL and find out from our professional staff if our program is right for you!
Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.