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Ketamine Treatment for OCD in Chicago and Downers Grove

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Ketamine for OCD Chicago Illinois


Experience Relief from OCD’s Intrusive Thoughts and Rituals with Ketamine

Research from the National Institute of Mental Health  indicates that an estimated 1.2% of the population has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), with higher instances in females (1.8%) than for males (0.5%). This equals to well over 25,000 individuals in the greater Chicago area. In search of an alternative to traditional antidepressants, OCD patients have heard about exciting developments regarding Ketamine:

“In those patients who were given ketamine, the effect was immediate. Patients reported dramatic decreases in their obsessive-compulsive symptoms midway through the 40-minute infusion, according to the study. The diminished symptoms lasted throughout the following week in half of the patients. Most striking were comments by the patients quoted in the study: “I tried to have OCD thoughts, but I couldn’t.’”  (Stanford Medicine)

Ketamine, administered intravenously, has emerged as a groundbreaking therapy for effectively managing OCD. Our dedicated team at Innovative Psychedelics is here to guide you through a personalized treatment plan, utilizing the transformative potential of ketamine to alleviate OCDs burdens of quality of life. With a focus on safety and monitoring, our clinic provides a supportive environment for your journey towards mental well-being. Choose Innovative Psychedelics for compassionate OCD therapy that prioritizes your unique needs. Take the first step towards a calmer, more balanced life—schedule your consultation today.

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OCD Treatment Protocol

Clinical trials have consistently shown a 70-75% success rate with this approach. At Innovative Psychedelics, we have seen a 75-80% patient success rate.


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Initial Treatment Series

OCD Treatment begins with six IV ketamine infusions over a two-week period.

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Scheduled Infusions

Infusion appointments last 45–55 minutes. Total appointment time including pre-infusion and recovery will be approximately 90 minutes.

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Maintenance infusions are recommended once per month after your initial series of six infusions. We recommended maintenance infusions for one year post treatment.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive at your appointment in a good mental state with an open mind. Ketamine may cause nausea, so patients are pre-treated with (Zofran) prior to infusion. Plan to eat something light at least two hours prior to your infusion, but avoid a large meal right before your visit.


What to Expect

Most patients find the ketamine infusion experience to be pleasant. Our treatment rooms are private and serene. Upon check in, we will take you to a room and place cardiac monitors on your chest. You will be offered a clean blanket and noise cancelling headphones to wear during treatment.

Patients typically do not go to sleep with this dose of ketamine, however you will go into a dream-like state (between dreaming and being awake, where you can control the dream). The infusion for mood disorders generally lasts about 45 minutes, but allow around 90 minutes for your appointment to account for preparation and recovery.

Most effects of the medicine will wear off within minutes after the infusion, but you may feel more tired than usual for a few hours following your visit. Ketamine is generally well-tolerated, but if any side effects are encountered, such as visual disturbances or elevated blood pressure, our staff will quickly give IV medication to counteract them.