OCD has been known in the past to be treated by herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wort, which has also been known as a remedy for treating depression. But even herbal remedies have side effects such as possibly worsening disorders like ADHD, Bipolar disorder, mania, dementia, infertility, and others.
Low dose IV Ketamine Therapy has been clinically shown to be an effective treatment of obsessive-compulsive sufferers by calming down the nervous system. It is possible to see improvement within hours after the treatment. Exposure therapy after completing a course of IV ketamine treatment helps restore healthy brain function. If alternative therapies for OCD interest you, reach out today and see what Ketamine Treatment can do for you!
- 1-hour low-dose infusion: 40 minutes of active infusion and a 20-minute active recovery before being released to go home
- The low-dose infusions typically start around 0.5 mg/kg/hr and may be adjusted to the response of the patient
- Initial series of 2-4 infusions administered over several weeks
- Followed by maintenance infusion every 3-5 weeks
OCD is a subset of generalized anxiety disorders, thus, is treated with the same low- dose protocol. We treat OCD from 13 year olds and up. The number and frequency of treatments are variable from patient to patient depending on factors such as the severity of the symptoms, the other medications a patient may be on, and the patient’s response to the treatments.