Understanding How Ketamine Brings About Rapid Improvement in OCD Symptoms
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and disabling disorder that costs the economy over $2 billion annually and represents a significant public health problem. This study builds on our discovery that a potent NMDA receptor antagonist, ketamine, has rapid (hours) and robust therapeutic effects in OCD and will help us understand how ketamine works to relieve repetitive thoughts and behaviors.
Purpose: To understand how new drug brings about rapid improvement in OCD symptoms.
This clinical study is funded by the by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).