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OCD Specialist

Megan Baerny, CRNA -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic


Megan Baerny, CRNA

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Lake Oswego, OR

Clinical research suggests that approximately one in four adults suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD. This condition, defined by repetitive or obsessive behaviors, often causes anxiety and can significantly impact your quality of life. At Repose in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Megan Baerny, CRNA, and the team regularly uses ketamine infusion therapy to assist men and women struggling with OCD. To see if you’re a candidate for this type of treatment, call the office or request a consultation online today.


What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes you to experience unreasonable fears or thoughts (obsessions) that lead to compulsive or repetitive behaviors. 

If you have OCD and try to ignore these thoughts of feelings, your anxiety and obsessions may become worse. Oftentimes, OCD revolves around a particular concern. For example, if you’re afraid of getting sick, you might wash your hands obsessively or avoid touching door handles or other surfaces that the general public comes in contact with. Many people feel embarrassed about OCD, but with a proper diagnosis, it’s possible to treat it.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

People with OCD typically experience compulsions and obsessions. However, some people only experience one or the other. If you have OCD, these compulsions or obsessions take up a majority of your time and feature a specific routine. 

Other signs of OCD may include:

  • Fear of contamination
  • A need to organize things
  • Thoughts about harming yourself or others
  • Unwanted thoughts about sex, religion, or violence
  • Washing and cleaning

You might also count the number of cracks in the sidewalk or the number of steps you take, to the point that you are unable to think about anything else. 

When should I visit a doctor regarding OCD?

Everyone experiences intrusive thoughts and worries from time-to-time. However, if your day revolves around certain behaviors or your thoughts are negatively interfering with your ability to participate in routine activities like going to work or spending time with loved ones, it’s important to make an appointment with the team at Repose.

How does ketamine infusion therapy address OCD?

Like depression and bipolar disorder, OCD affects certain areas of your brain responsible for memory and decision-making. Left untreated, these damaged neural pathways can make your symptoms increasingly worse. Ketamine infusions work in the brain to repair and promote new pathways that have been damaged from chronic stress to relieve obsessive or compulsive behaviors. 

Your Repose provider will likely recommend a series of six initial treatments and monitor your progress to determine future infusions. 

If OCD is interfering with your quality of life or damaging your relationships, ketamine infusion therapy may be able to help. Make an appointment at Repose by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.