Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment
Mental ailments such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders have become more prevalent in recent decades in the US.
The problem in addressing these mental conditions is that conventional medicine does not offer quick and effective solutions for most patients. Even where conventional medication is beneficial, it takes a long time to deliver the results. Patients continue to struggle even after undergoing the conventional treatment.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the severe forms of such mental ailments that can severely compromise a patient’s quality of life and health. For patients who have failed to find adequate relief with conventional therapies for OCD, Dr. Steven L Mandel of the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles provides Ketamine Therapy.
Patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive ketamine infusion treatments for OCD and other conditions.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Obesessions are repeated thoughts, urges or mental images that can produce anxiety, while compulsions indicate a repetitive behavior, which the patient feels compelled or urged to do in response to an obsessive thought. Patients suffering from OCD will have symptoms of obsession or compulsion or both. These patients can experience hindrance in all aspects of life, including personal relationships, family life and work.
Patients with OCD will typically have the following common characteristics:
- Weak control over behavior and thought, even when they recognize them as excessive
- Remaining mentally involved with these thoughts or indulging in compulsive behaviors for more than one hour a day
- Achieving temporary relief from the anxiety and mental trouble caused by the thoughts when performing the behaviors, but not sustainable relief
- Difficulty in performing everyday activities due to such thoughts and behaviors
Low dose Ketamine Infusion Therapy can work quite effectively for patients suffering from OCD and other forms of depression. The ketamine expert will prescribe the treatment particularly for patients who have not succeeded with conventional treatments. Even if a patient has been labeled as treatment resistant, they may be able to achieve relief with Ketamine Therapy.
The treatment provider may sometimes use ketamine as an early line of defense to deliver relief to the patient. Low dose Ketamine Infusion Therapy is safe, fast and effective, and does not cause long term side effects. The judicious Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and other areas in The Golden State for ketamine infusion treatments for OCD.
Advantage Over Anti-Depressants
With anti-depressant treatment, the patient may not achieve quick relief, and may have to suffer for several weeks or months for the medication to reach therapeutic levels in the body. Some patients will fail to find relief even after that. Ketamine Therapy, on the hand, produces quick results. Most patients will experience relief from symptoms in a matter of hours or days.
Significant relief would have usually occurred in a day or two after the second infusion with ketamine. Furthermore, ketamine will also avoid the undesirable side effects that are typically caused by anti-depressant therapies.
For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625
Treating patients from LA, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento,CA, Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.