Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with Ketamine
According to the National Institute of Mental Health OCD affects about 2.2 million American adults. It strikes men and women in roughly equal numbers and usually appears in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood. One-third of adults with OCD develop symptoms as children, and research indicates that OCD might run in families.
While the course of the disease is quite varied, symptoms may come and go, ease over time, or get worse. If OCD becomes severe, it can keep a person from working or carrying out normal responsibilities at home. Traditional treatment plans may include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and also possibly the addition of anti-depressant medications. Like with other mental health conditions, not everyone responds to conventional treatments.
Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Columbia University in New York presented research at the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting where Ketamine had proven to rapidly reduce the symptoms of OCD and thus allowing patients the freedom to regain control of their life.
Ketamine Wellness Centers has successfully treated patients suffering from symptoms of both depression and OCD over a series of stabilization infusions and then ongoing, as needed.