Fighting the Monster of OCD

As a child, I was gregarious, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky. Then something went horribly askew at about age 12. I did not know why I was unable to focus when I had been the best reader in school. I had been talkative, but I kept to myself, remained silent, and let bullies pick on me. I hadn't the slightest idea what was going on with my body and mind. Eighth-grade was probably my worst year because I was taunted, harassed, and bullied.

My Success Over OCD

Two years ago I wondered if the horrible feeling, the gnawing in my stomach would ever leave. Inside my freshman dorm room, I lived in my own mind, fixated on my thoughts and tormented by irrational messages and faulty fears.

Understanding How Ketamine Brings About Rapid Improvement in OCD

Eligibility Criteria

Men and women 18-60 years old

  • With primary diagnosis of OCD
  • Have sufficient severity of OCD symptoms
  • Have the ability to tolerate a treatment-free period
Exclusion Criteria
  • Psychiatric or medical conditions that make participation unsafe
  • Pregnant or nursing females
  • Major medical or neurological problem
  • Presence of metallic device or dental braces
State
California

To understand how a new drug brings about rapid improvement in OCD symptoms.