Ketamine for OCD Treatment is Helping People Just Like You

Ketamine infusion therapy has been proven as being an effective new OCD treatment in Portland, OR. Ketamine can also helped conditions such as treatment-resistant depression and substance abuse disorders. Ketamine’s efficacy for PTSD has indeed been detailed in other places on our website. OCD is a disabling mental disease defined by invasive thought and feelings and uncontrollable recurring habits which in turn impacts 1 in 100 men and women.

Conventional treatment methods consist of pharmacotherapy together with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and making use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Regrettably, OCD indicators react incompletely to these kinds of treatments and may take numerous months for substantial development to occur.

In individuals who respond to SRIs, currently, there is only a 20-40% decline of signs and symptoms generally, and treatment is laden with several side effects, consisting of but not restricted to sexual dysfunction. CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can take a considerable period of time to have an effect and leads to a notable improvement in only 33-43% of patients.

As a result of the slow hindrance in treatment reaction, many patients drop out of therapy before completion. The latest research studies have proposed that ketamine infusions might result in a fast improvement of OCD symptoms, especially when used in conjunction with CBT. Ketamine’s capability to modify glutamate and glutamine levels in parts of the human brain linked with OCD is thought to underlie its efficacy in this particular condition.

The Best New Treatment for OCD

At Specialized Infusions , we provide ketamine infusion treatment, which has demonstrated amazing end results where other OCD treatment options have fallen short. Ketamine infusion therapy has indeed been found to alleviate the signs and symptoms of OCD— in many cases– in just hours, which is a major improvement over the weeks or months that typical OCD prescriptions can take. While each and every patient reacts in a different way, an average of 75% of clients struggling with OCD find pain relief by means of ketamine. Discover more and find out if you are a candidate for ketamine infusion treatments. Get in touch with us now for a free consultation.

Ketamine FAQs

Some of the most common questions and answers about ketamine

If you have been diagnosed with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or PTSD and you have tried traditional antidepressants without adequate relief. ketamine treatments could be a good options for you.

You will be seated in a comfortable recliner during your treatment. Our staff will place monitors so that we can track your heart rate, EKG, blood pressure, and oxygen levels during your treatment.

A small intravenous catheter will be placed into a vein, after which ketamine will slowly be infused into the vein over approximately 40 minutes by a precise mechanical pump. Your provider will remain in the room during your treatment to monitor your response to the treatment. You will remain awake during the infusion. Most patients report a relaxing and peaceful experience.

Patients will also notice changes in their vision and/or a feeling of “lightheadedness” or “floating.” Many also report feeling somewhat disconnected and having slower thoughts. Typical recovery times last from 20-30 minutes after the completion of your infusion. Most people can expect to be at the office for a total of 90 minutes. You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your infusion.

Yes. All patients will require a referral from their provider before beginning infusion therapy.

  • Schizophrenia or acute mania
  • Uncontrolled hypertension or other cardiac conditions
  • Glaucoma
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergic reactions to ketamine
  • Obesity (BMI ≥ 40), and
  • Other conditions based on clinical

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the most common cause of delay or exclusion from receiving ketamine infusions. Please ensure that you have addressed this concern with you primary care provider.

You should continue your prescribed home medications unless directed otherwise. Your ketamine provider will review your medications during your initial consult and discuss any potential interactions.

The initial series of infusions consists of six ketamine infusions over a 2-3 week period. Many patients will notice a change in their symptoms after 1-2 treatments, however, some patients will not experience a benefit until later on in the initial series of treatments. While the effects of ketamine treatments can be life-changing, ketamine is not a cure for mood disorders. You will need maintenance treatments
in order to maintain treatment effects. Your ketamine provider will discuss a recommended maintenance infusion schedule for you, based on your response. On average, patients return every 4-6 weeks for maintenance or “booster” infusions.

There is approximately a 70-72% response rate for patient with depression.

Initial phone consultation: $0
Standard length infusions: $425

  • We accept credit cards only.
  • Financing options may be available upon request.
  • You may be able to use your FSA funds to pay for
    your ketamine treatments.
  • Check with your employer’s FSA administrator to verify eligibility.
  • We offer a discount for military veterans.

Ketamine treatments are currently NOT covered by insurance plans. At your request, we will provide you with a superbill and visit invoice for services provided.

Once we have completed your in person consultation and have a referral from your provider, your infusion can start immediately. We will work with you to schedule your initial series of six infusions. After that, you can schedule “booster” infusions on our patient portal whenever you feel you need them.

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Request your free ketamine treatment consultation today

If you or a loved one is struggling with an OCD disorder, contact Specialized Infusion today and schedule your appointment to learn more about ketamine treatment for OCD, and if you are a good candidate.

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