What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health condition in which people experience unreasonable thoughts or fears known as obsessions, that lead to compulsions or repetitive behaviors to alleviate the anxiety associated with the obsessions.

If you have OCD and try to ignore your obsessions, you may experience increased anxiety as a result.

OCD revolves around a particular concern such as becoming sick, you may obsessively wash your hands or avoid touching public surfaces. This can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions impacting various areas of life.

Symptoms

If you have OCD, you may have specific routines that can take up large amounts of time to relieve your anxiety. Common signs of OCD include:

  • Constant feelings of anxiety
  • Repetition of words and actions
  • Ordering and arranging
  • Excessive agitation or stress

Treatment

If you have OCD, your compulsions or repetitive actions may consume the majority of your day and interfere with your ability to participate in routine activities such as work or spending time with friends or loved ones. 

Through an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach, we can help you to retake control of your life. We will customize a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and needs. Common forms of treatment include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mediation, counseling, group and individual therapy, and support and education programs. 

At Big Sky Ketamine Care, we also offer ketamine infusion therapy as a treatment option for those who struggle with OCD. Ketamine infusion therapy stimulates the production of healthy neurotransmitters and re-establish nerve connections. A series of non-addictive ketamine infusion therapy appointments provide your body with the resources it needs to heal these neural pathways and relieve obsessive or compulsive behaviors. 

For more information on OCD and our treatment options, please contact our office at (406) 510-1670.