Mood Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Unpleasant thoughts, ideas, and obsessions that drive a person to do physical acts repetitively to decrease anxiety and or stress can be considered obsessive-compulsive behavior (OCD). 

Traditional treatments for OCD consist of prescribed medications such as SSRIs, anxiolytics, and antidepressants in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. While these treatments assist in maintaining OCD, many patients don’t want the dependency of SSRI’s nor the side effects associated with oral antidepressants. Ketamine Therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for people suffering from anxiety and possibly decrease the intrusive thoughts and obsessions associated with OCD.

If the conventional treatment methods are not working for you and you want to try a new option, Ketamine may be the best option for you. Request an appointment today!