Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Many people use the term loosely to describe perfectionist behaviors. Actually, OCD is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviors. Researchers have many OCD symptoms into four different types.

  • Contamination and washing
  • Doubts about accidental harm and checking
  • Symmetry, Arranging, Counting, and Just Right OCD
  • Unacceptable taboo thoughts and mental rituals

In the past OCD has been treated with medication, talk therapy, or both. For many individuals adjusting the brains chemistry helps to alleviate the obsessions or compulsion, but for some medication was not helpful. But I have great news for individuals whose medication was not effective in treating OCD symptoms. Late last year the FDA approve TMS for treating OCD. TMS is effective in treating OCD because the deep magnetic pulses stimulate neural networks allowing better communication between the neurons. I encourage you to take a couple of minutes to view the video below to better understand how TMS is effective in treating OCD. Please call us to schedule a TMS consultation today!