Is OCD Wrecking Your Life? We Can Help

Is OCD Wrecking Your Life? We Can Help

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects between two and three million adults in the United States. Those with this condition are often frustrated or feel limited by the repetitive behaviors and obsessive thoughts that OCD causes. They may progress into a sense of hopelessness when they find traditional treatments are no longer working.

At Klarity Clinic, we specialize in innovative therapies to improve your mental and physical health when other treatments aren’t effective.

Our dedicated team of infusion specialists offers customized ketamine therapies to address a variety of disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and OCD.

The overwhelm of OCD

OCD is a chronic condition that causes obsessive, intrusive thoughts and intense urges to repeat certain behaviors (compulsions).

Obsessions often have themes, such as recurring thoughts about being contaminated by germs. You might also experience unsettling thoughts focused on self-harm, religion, or sex.

Compulsions can include repetitive behaviors like excessive handwashing, arranging items in a particular order, or a persistent need to count.

Those with OCD have no control over their compulsive actions and can spend several hours a day engaging in these behaviors. This can interfere with a person’s ability to work, socialize, and live a high quality, physically active life.

An overview of traditional OCD treatments

Though OCD is a long-lasting condition, treatments are available to manage your symptoms in the long term.

Typically, a combination of psychotherapy and medications helps relieve the worst of your obsessions and compulsions. Medications might include mood stabilizers or antidepressants that increase levels of the serotonin neurotransmitters in your brain.

However, these therapies can take a month or two before they begin working. Medications can also become less effective over time, and the return of your symptoms can further disrupt your life.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current OCD treatment plan, it may be time to consider the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy.

How ketamine infusions support OCD management

Ketamine is traditionally used as a surgical anesthetic. In smaller doses, the medication increases neurotransmitter levels of the brain to regulate your mood and provide fast, lasting symptom relief.

When used in the treatment of OCD, ketamine infusions effectively relieve compulsions and obsessions after just the first infusion. Many people can see the full benefit of ketamine therapy after a series of infusions scheduled a few weeks apart.

Treatment involves an in-office visit at which time our infusion specialists administer ketamine through an intravenous (IV) line. The medication drips slowly into your bloodstream while our team carefully supervises your vital signs and ensures that you’re comfortable.

We can also include NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) in your infusion to optimize your treatment outcomes. NAD+ is a coenzyme that plays a role in cell activities like converting proteins into energy, repairing DNA, and regulating your body’s response to stress. Infusions of NAD+ help your brain heal and provide additional benefits that support your overall wellness.

Call the Klarity Clinic office near you today to find out if ketamine infusions are a treatment option for your OCD symptoms. You can also book a consultation online.

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