An obsession with order, a fear of the incomplete, and concerns over contamination may not be just personality quarks. We all have obsessions, but when they rise to the level of interfering with our lives, they may be signs of OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be all-consuming, and traditional therapy may sometimes not be helpful. If that is the case in your situation, our Ketamine Therapy may help. Get in touch with one of our offices to learn more.
What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations. These recurring thoughts are dealt with through repetitive behaviors, or “compulsions.” When left untreated, compulsions can significantly interfere with day-to-day function. Common examples of obsessions and compulsions include:
- A fear of contamination (germs).
- Extreme worry something is not complete.
- Fear of losing or discarding something important.
- Extreme concern with order, symmetry, or precision.
- Excessive or ritualistic hand washing.
- Repeated cleaning of household objects.
- Constantly seeking approval or reassurance.
- Avoidance of people, places, or certain things that trigger obsessive thoughts.
How Do We Address OCD?
Ketamine Therapy is a promising option for addressing OCD symptoms. When administered under medical supervision, ketamine can reduce OCD symptoms and provide temporary relief from obsessions and compulsions. Your eligibility for treatment with this medication will be determined during your initial consultation with us. Ketamine Therapy should be used along with traditional therapy methods to achieve the best results.
What to Expect From Treatment
Certain studies, such as this one, have found that ketamine can provide OCD symptoms relief in as little as 10 minutes after administration. Typically, those who receive ketamine infusions do not return to their previous level of obsessions until seven days post-infusion. Another study found that people who take singular ketamine infusions for OCD can experience relief for approximately two weeks after treatment.
Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Skaneateles and Syracuse
OCD can take a significant toll on your life. If you’ve tried traditional therapy with no success, Ketamine Therapy may be worth considering. Get in touch to learn more about this treatment method today. You can reach us by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (315) 277-2602 for Skaneateles or Syracuse.