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OCD Specialist

Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & IV Therapy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

About 1 in 100 Americans has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a behavioral condition characterized by intrusive thoughts and compulsive behavior. At Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center, board-certified anesthesiologist Syeda Madani, DO, provides treatment for OCD with IV infusion therapy. She can administer therapy on-site or visit your psychotherapist’s office and provide services during counseling. To make an appointment in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, call the office or click the online booking feature today.


OCD is a behavioral disorder that causes unwanted thoughts or fears to trigger repetitive behaviors. Over time, these compulsive behaviors can affect your relationships, career, and quality of life.

OCD affects everyone differently. For some, it triggers an excessive fear of germs, resulting in chronic handwashing. For others, it’s a minor annoyance that flares up during periods of stress. If you’ve been diagnosed with OCD, Dr. Madani may be able to help treat these symptoms.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

Symptoms of OCD include:

  • Fear of contamination or dirt
  • Difficulty tolerating uncertainty
  • Aggressive or horrific thoughts about losing control
  • Needing things orderly and symmetrical
  • Unwanted thoughts about topics like sex or religion

As the condition gets worse, you might even avoid certain situations to reduce the risk of a panic attack. 

What causes OCD?

Researchers aren’t entirely sure what causes OCD, but several factors may contribute, including genetics and biology. For example, everyone has unique brain chemistry. In some cases, OCD is learned. Certain compulsive behaviors can be picked up if you’re exposed to them regularly.

How is OCD treated?

Dr. Madani treats OCD with ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine infusion is an outpatient procedure that takes 60-90 minutes.

During treatment, Dr. Madani administers ketamine –– a dissociative anesthetic –– intravenously. When ketamine enters your bloodstream, it increases the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter in your brain.

As glutamate activity increases in your brain, it can repair damaged synapses. Over time, that healing process reduces uncomfortable symptoms and, in turn, compulsive behavior.

Dr. Madani administers treatment on-site, but she can also travel to your psychotherapist’s office if you want to include ketamine therapy in your counseling regimen. 

How many ketamine infusion treatments will I need?

The number of ketamine infusion treatments you need depends on various factors, including the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your daily life. Usually, Dr. Madani recommends a one-hour personalized infusion to alleviate your initial symptoms, followed by four or five follow-up sessions over three weeks.

Is ketamine infusion therapy safe?

Ketamine infusion therapy is a safe treatment and usually well-tolerated. After your appointment, it takes several hours for the medication to wear off. As a result, you need someone to drive you home. To ensure your comfort during treatment, Dr. Madani provides a comfortable massage chair, an eye mask, and blankets, as well as complimentary food and drink.

To receive treatment for OCD, make an appointment at Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.