Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one type of anxiety disorder affecting 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States. This disorder is characterized by intrusive, recurring thoughts that make the person feel anxious enough to respond with a compulsive behavior. Obsessions may include aggressive thoughts toward others or yourself or a fear of germs. Compulsive actions may include excessive cleaning, hand washing, arranging things in a precise manner or repetitive checking. OCD can interfere with work, interpersonal relationships, and enjoyment of life. The only FDA approved treatment for OCD are selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) but the effects of these are limited. Meaningful improvement can take up to 6 to 10 weeks and symptom relief is limited. To find a better way to treat this disorder, a study was conducted at Columbia University treating patients with ketamine infusions.
The Columbia study reported three main findings:
At Crestline Health and Wellness, we offer customized low-dose ketamine infusions to treat OCD. We start with a no fee extensive consultation to determine if you are a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. If ketamine therapy is indicated, we will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you. Ketamine can provide a safe, low risk option with significant relief in a matter of hours when traditional approaches have failed. Ketamine infusions can significantly improve OCD symptoms by stimulating healthy neural function.