Alternativ Total Wellness offers ketamine treatment for OCD in South Jersey. Do you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Occasional obsessive thoughts or compulsions are experienced by most people, but around 2.2 million adults in the United States suffer from a full-on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Ketamine is a medicine that has been utilized as an anesthetic for many years and is currently being implemented with great success to treat mental health disorders like OCD.
Ketamine for OCD is bringing new hope to patients who, unfortunately, have very few treatment options. Some of the only options available today to treat OCD are medications like Prozac. Unfortunately, this type of medicine takes months to have any effects, if they have any positive effect at all.
What is OCD?
OCD is a mental health disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and fears, known as obsessions, which lead you to perform ritualistic behaviors known as compulsions.
While OCD can make you feel hopeless or isolated, the symptoms can be managed with medication. Therapy can provide healthy coping mechanisms and new ways of thinking that may bring you relief.
What are OCD Symptoms?
Washing and Cleaning Compulsion
Characterized by intrusive thoughts about contamination and compulsions of excessive cleaning or washing.
Harm Obsessions with Checking Compulsions
Characterized by obsessive thoughts about possible harm to yourself or others, and compulsions involving checking rituals to relieve your distress.
Characterized by obsessive thoughts about symmetry and compulsions to make everything orderly until they are "just right."
Obsessions without Visible Compulsions
Characterized by intrusive thoughts about religious, sexual, or aggressive themes. Related triggers are typically avoided as much as possible.
Characterized by obsessive fears of losing items or possessions that you may need one day.
How Does Ketamine Work for OCD?
People who have this mental disorder are often tormented with intrusive thoughts and habits that commonly interfere with their lives, relationships, jobs and everyday tasks. Some of the only options available today to treat OCD are medications like Prozac.
Ketamine for OCD is a unique treatment for mental illness because it works differently than other antidepressants or medications. Ketamine does not merely dull symptoms. Instead, Ketamine promotes glutamate production which allows the brain to become more adaptable and creates new neural pathways. A large number of clinical studies suggest dysfunction of the glutamatergic system is one of the primary issues in mood disorders.
Ketamine Treatment for OCD in South Jersey
At Alternativ Total Wellness, Ketamine treatment is safely administered in a series of six IV treatments. You will receive treatment in a caring, relaxing environment and should start to see almost immediate results. If other medications or treatments have failed to provide you with the relief you need for your anxiety, contact us for a consultation.