Ketamine Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine, which has an exceptional safety record and far-ranging benefits, is a medication traditionally employed as an anesthetic. Today, ketamine therapy is frequently used to treat conditions resistant to conventional medicine.
Thanks to the brain receptors and neural pathways ketamine targets, it’s shown to be highly effective in the treatment of OCD.
Our San Diego ketamine clinic understands that your OCD journey is unique. We respect your individuality and will provide a tailored treatment plan that addresses you holistically – not just your symptoms.
Together, we'll help you get on the path to wellness, providing compassionate care and unparalleled medical expertise. Discover a path to a more balanced, happier life by scheduling a complimentary consultation.
Why It’s a Preferred Treatment
Having been used for decades, ketamine is trusted within the medical profession and is backed by an outstanding safety record.
Obsessive-compulsive feelings can be reduced, as ketamine targets the overactive regions in the brain responsible for these feelings.
Ketamine is FDA-approved and a legal psychedelic when administered by registered medical practitioners like those on our staff.
Because ketamine is typically delivered intravenously or by intramuscular injection, it’s incredibly fast-acting, often working within hours.
How Traditional Medicine Fails
Obsessive-compulsive disorder can consume a person's life, causing significant distress. Emotional, social, and occupational impairment can occur as intrusive thoughts and compulsions take over. Those suffering from OCD don't have months to wait for medications to kick in – they need relief, fast.
Traditional treatments often fail those struggling to cope with this condition because it simply takes too long to see any positive changes. That's where ketamine for OCD can help. Fast-acting with minimal, if any, side effects, this type of infusion psychedelic therapy offers a new lease on life for those grappling with the rigors of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The Ways Ketamine Helps Relieve OCD
By targeting specific receptors in the brain, ketamine therapy doesn't only help "reboot" neural pathways – it promotes new synaptic connections. Those new connections can help OCD sufferers regain control of overactive brain regions.
Research suggests that even a single ketamine infusion can provide substantial relief from the symptoms associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more by exploring our helpful resources and schedule a free consultation when you're ready to discuss treatment options.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder FAQs
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, known commonly as OCD, is classified as a mental health condition characterized by unwanted thoughts or compulsions. Impulses or images may drive a person to perform a repetitive action or behavior in hopes of satisfying that obsessive feeling.
Because obsessions and compulsions are unwanted and typically take up a significant amount of time, OCD can cause distress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Examples of common obsessions or compulsions include:
- Overly concerned with germs or contamination
- Excessive cleaning
- Repeating words
It's true that most people experience intrusive thoughts at one time or another. The difference with OCD is that those thoughts influence behavior, disrupt daily activities, and don't go away on their own.
If you believe you're suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, schedule a complimentary consultation with our Resilience Integrative Wellness team today.
While the exact cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not yet fully understood, it's believed to be related to a combination of factors, such as:
- Brain chemistry & structure: A chemical imbalance in the brain, like a lack of serotonin, could increase the likelihood of developing OCD.
- Genetics: Because OCD tends to run in families, it's believed that there is a genetic component to it.
- Infections: It's possible that certain types of bacteria and viruses may contribute to developing OCD.
- Environmental: Adverse life events, stress, and trauma may increase the chances of developing obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
Your Wellness Allies
Our dedicated professionals, who collectively have over 60 years of experience in medicine, are at the heart of our practice. Because of these expert clinicians, we offer an environment where clients feel heard, valued, and empowered in their recovery journey. Meet our team members today, the ones who prioritize safe, healing experiences.
Our Partners, Your Network
We're not just a ketamine clinic – we're a healthcare team with a holistic approach dedicated to helping you live life pain-free. As part of our approach, we offer a partner network comprised of other therapists in the area who provide beneficial services. We're here for you, whether or not you use our treatments.
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