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Our program of evidence-based and physician directed ketamine therapy can help you finally get back to the important things.  

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What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or OCD) is a disorder characterized by cyclical thought patterns and sensations that cause an individual to exhibit compulsive behavior. It is normal for any of us to experience intrusive thoughts and repeated patterns of behavior however those diagnosed with OCD find tremendous difficulty in daily life due to their symptoms. For those diagnosed with OCD, deviating from compulsive behavior creates inner strife and discomfort, rendering their behaviors as patterned and near impossible to change. Furthermore, repetitive thought looping creates high degrees of anxiety in the afflicted. When compulsion is high, coping mechanisms can become a highly time consuming and degrade quality of life. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a challenging disorder to tame and traditionally treated with medication (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) and/or Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Seeking out help is the first step. 

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OCD affects 2-3% of people in the United States 
International OCD Foundation

Sign and Symptoms

Symptoms of OCD are generally split into two broad categories: obsessions and compulsions. This is an incomplete list of some of the most common symptoms. 
  • Contamination: environmental, germs & disease
  • Disturbing thoughts 
  • Order, exactness, thoroughness
  • Repeated intrusive thoughts 
  • Self-harm or harm to others
  • Fear of loss of a physical item or loss of control 
  • Excessive bathing, washing, grooming, or other ritualized tasks
  • Repetitive cleaning of items in the home or physical space that is being occupied
  • Constant arranging of physical items
  • Constant checking, repeating, reviewing

Ketamine: Lifting Patients Out of the Cycle

At low, therapeutic doses, ketamine can drastically reduce feelings of moderate to severe anxiety and in turn, cause a reduction in reliance and frequency of compulsive behaviors in those struggling with symptoms of OCD. Combining ketamine therapy with CBT can yield high efficacy rates in diminishing the compulsions and replacing them with healthier response habits.

Backed by Evidence

Yale University conducted a study along with the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression on the effects of ketamine therapy in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD was adopted as an early treatment protocol as ketamine therapy began to spread throughout the country due to excellent treatment  success rates.

Our Program

Tripsitter Clinic’s program of physician-directed, therapeutic ketamine can help bring about that all important breakthrough that can set you on a path to comprehensive wellness. Ketamine therapy has been an especially powerful clinical tool in providing immediate and sustained relief for those with moderate to severe OCD while reintroducing practicality and functionality back into their lives.

Approaching Comprehensive Wellness

OCD is never the same in any two individuals. We emphasize working directly with your primary care physician to establish a truly personalized treatment plan for your mental health struggles. As you start your treatment plan with Tripsitter Clinic, a physician in our provider network will assess your medical history, any medications you are taking, learn more about your struggles with OCD, and discuss your goals for treatment.

If you or someone you know is in immediate distress or is thinking about hurting themselves, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free: Call:1-800-273-TALK (8255) Text: HELLO to 741741

We celebrate excellent success rates in the treatment of:

Low-dose ketamine treatments are safe for the majority of individuals. Those with a history of psychosis or schizophrenia, however, are a poor fit for this particular therapy due to well-documented medical contraindications and will not be approved for treatment during the screening process.

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