OCD Treatment

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Fast & Efficient OCD Treatment in Franklin, TN

"If you are going through an OCD spike, allow it to pass, don’t force it to leave. Give no energy towards it!"

OCD affects 2.2 million adults or 1.0% of the U.S. population. OCD is equally common among men and women. The average age of onset is 19, with 25 percent of cases occurring by age 14. One-third of affected adults first experienced symptoms in childhood. Sep 19, 2021. Fortunately, Mindful Infusions of Tennessee can help clients find peace of mind and substance in life.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might be challenging to manage with traditional prescription medications and psychiatric therapy, which is why treating individuals with ketamine for OCD is coming to be considerably well-known.

There is Hope, We Can Help!

Ketamine infusion therapy is bringing new hope to so many who have not had success with previous OCD treatment plans. Ketamine has been analyzed and proven as being efficient in helping with a variety of anxiety conditions.

Best of all, ketamine works fast to provide almost instant relief for many with OCD. No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about the best OCD treatment in Franklin, TN.

What Are The Symptoms of OCD?

Everybody’s journey with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is varied. Not all people who have an anxiety disorder will encounter the exact same symptoms. Below are some of the most common symptoms of OCD.

Contamination Obsessions with Washing and Cleaning Compulsions:

Identified by obsessive notions about contamination and compulsions of extreme cleaning or washing.

Harm Obsessions with Checking Compulsions:

Identified by obsessive thoughts about potential damage to yourself or others, and compulsions including checking rituals to relieve your anxiety.

Symmetry Obsessions with Ordering/Arranging/Counting Compulsions:

Characterized through obsessive thoughts about symmetry and compulsions to make every little thing orderly until they are "perfect."

Obsessions Without Visible Compulsions:

Identified by intrusive thoughts about religious, intimate, or aggressive themes. Triggers pertaining to these themes are typically avoided as much as possible.

Hoarding Obsessions and Compulsions:

Characterized through obsessive anxieties about getting rid of items or belongings that you may need one day.

How Does Ketamine Help With OCD?

Scientists believe that ketamine infusions help OCD symptoms by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the brain’s frontal cortex, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.

The rapid onset of ketamine’s anti-anxiety effect occurs because ketamine bypasses the conventional serotonin path, instead switching on glutamate.

This is remarkably different from conventional anxiety treatments, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several different areas of the brain to then ultimately affect glutamate. This process can take weeks or even months, while ketamine infusions can provide rapid relief from OCD symptoms.

The Ketamine Infusion Experience

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while chronic pain conditions require a larger dose and longer duration of infusion.

A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.

What Are The Side Effects of Ketamine Treatment?

As a new treatment option for OCD, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings during treatment.  Ketamine may also cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.

 

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Can Ketamine Help You Heal?

Have you tried and exhausted other OCD treatments and medications only to be left with those obsessive thoughts? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again? 

If you or someone you may know is dealing with OCD, contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting OCD treatment in Franklin, TN.

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