Treatment for OCD
Number of Americans affected by OCD
When you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you can’t prevent disturbing thoughts or ignore the urgent need to do things to relieve your anxiety. As a result, OCD can cause significant distress and put a halt to enjoying your life.
Illumma offers comprehensive, holistic ketamine treatment for OCD at our healing centers in Austin, Texas. Dr. Ken Adolph and a dedicated team of infusion specialists will help you overcome OCD with ketamine infusion therapy. Schedule a free info call today if you’re ready to find freedom from your OCD and set a new course for your life. You only need to call or use the online booking system.
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Common questions about OCD+ ketamine.
What is OCD?
OCD is a persistent mental health disorder that causes uncontrollable and distressing thoughts called obsessions. These obsessions compel you to perform specific behaviors to reduce your anxiety and quiet the thoughts. These ritualistic behaviors are called compulsions.
Compulsions may temporarily stop your obsessions and relieve your anxiety, but the unwanted thoughts return. As a result, OCD causes an ongoing cycle of obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Obsessions usually follow a theme. For example, some of the most common obsessions include a fear of germs or being harmed or a desire to keep things in order.
Compulsive behaviors tend to follow the theme of your obsession. You may frequently wash your hands to get rid of the germs. Or you may feel the need to constantly rearrange items on a shelf even when they’re already in perfect order.
How does ketamine infusion therapy help OCD?
Mental health professionals treat OCD with psychotherapy and medications targeting problems that often accompany OCD, like depression and anxiety.
The problem is that these methods don’t always help. 10-40% of all people with OCD don’t improve with standard treatment. That’s when ketamine infusion therapy can help.
Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that can be administered in a low or subanesthetic dose. The medicine directly affects the glutamate system in your brain.
Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood. It’s also directly involved in building connections between nerves, especially in the region of your brain associated with OCD.
When you receive an infusion of ketamine, it boosts all these pathways, which alleviates OCD symptoms. Ketamine is also proven to lift depression and relieve anxiety.
To learn how ketamine can help you overcome OCD, call Illumma or schedule a free consultation online today.
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