Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment in Eugene, OR
OCD is characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions).
Signs and Symptoms
Presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are persistent and unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses, while compulsions are repetitive behaviors that the person feels driven to perform.
Tom spends hours each day washing his hands due to fears of germs. Even when his hands are raw and chapped, he cannot resist the urge to wash them.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), medication (such as SSRIs), and for severe or treatment-resistant OCD, deep brain stimulation or Ketamine therapy can be considered.
Why choose the treatment?
It offers a comprehensive approach to manage both the thoughts and behaviors of OCD.
How can Ketamine be beneficial for Depression
OCD is like a record player that gets stuck and keeps playing the same short part of a song over and over again, forcing you to focus on the same thoughts or actions. Ketamine acts like a gentle hand that helps to nudge the needle on the record player, allowing it to play the rest of the song smoothly. This helps your brain to focus on a variety of thoughts and actions, instead of getting stuck on just one. This can make you feel more at ease and less bothered by those repetitive thoughts or actions.
Here’s another example
OCD makes a person's brain get stuck on certain thoughts or actions, like a record that keeps skipping and playing the same part over and over again. Ketamine helps to "unstick" this record. It can help the brain move past the skipping part and play the whole song. This can help a person stop focusing on the same thought or action and feel more comfortable.