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Persistent intrusive thoughts, fear of contamination or harm, or an all-consuming concern with symmetry or order. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can get in the way of a life well lived. That’s why we offer alternative OCD treatments in Houston that are FDA-cleared and free of medications and their unpleasant side effects.

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You’ve checked the locks on your doors several times, but something tells you that you need to recheck them or something catastrophic will happen. After washing your hands repeatedly, you find yourself doing it again because you’re afraid you’ll get sick if you don’t. Far more than an itch you can’t scratch, OCD is a mental health condition characterized by repeated actions caused by extreme feelings of anxiety.

If you have OCD, you may feel embarrassed or even misunderstood by your friends and family. As this condition gets more severe, it can have a profound impact on your quality of life. OCD is frequently treated with medications that only manage the symptoms and don’t address the cause of your thoughts and feelings at their source: your brain. Yet there’s hope. At Unique Mind Care, Houston’s premier brain health center, we look at the big picture by treating the brain and the body without the use of medications, so you can leave the side effects behind and feel as well as you deserve.

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

OCD is an anxiety disorder that affects about 2.5 million adults in the United States, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA). Women are reportedly three times as likely to have OCD as men, with the average age of onset for all genders occurring at the age of 19.

The causes of OCD are still unknown but are potentially due to genetic factors, learned repetitive behaviors that are associated with anxiety relief, or irregularities in brain function. Recent studies focusing on OCD have found a causal connection with specific areas in the midbrain. Understanding how this area of the brain can contribute to OCD requires knowledge of the systems of the brain and how to evaluate them with safe and effective testing protocols.

Because those with OCD may feel shame or embarrassment due to their repeated behaviors, they may withdraw from others and develop depression or other anxiety disorders.

What Are the Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Individuals diagnosed with OCD may experience the following thoughts and compulsions:

  • Fear of dirt or germs
  • Fear of causing harm to another
  • Fear of making a mistake
  • Fear of being embarrassed
  • Fear of evil or sinful thoughts
  • Obsession with order or exactness
  • Continual doubt with low confidence
  • Need for constant reassurance
  • Common compulsions include:
    • Constant bathing, showering, and washing hands
    • Refusing to shake hands
    • Refusing to touch doorknobs or handles
    • Repeatedly checking locks, doors, and stoves
    • Constant counting mentally or aloud
    • Constantly arranging things in a certain way
    • Repeating specific words, phrases, or prayers
    • An incessant need to perform tasks a certain number of times
    • Collecting or hoarding items with no value

Most people will experience fears of making a mistake or periods of low confidence. OCD is likely when these feelings become repeated compulsive behaviors that can’t be controlled. If you’ve been diagnosed with OCD and you’re looking for an alternative, drug-free way to treat your condition, we’re here to help.

Our Alternative Approach to Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

At Unique Mind Care, we understand that the underlying causes of one person’s OCD may be different from another. That’s why we approach patient care with scientific, drug-free, non-invasive treatments customized to your exact needs. Instead of simply managing your symptoms, we aim to alleviate them by using our decades of clinical research and patient care and our state-of-the-art technology unique to our practice.

All Unique Mind Care client treatment begins with extensive testing to identify the specific areas of the mid-brain that are causing the OCD behaviors. We begin with an auditory and visual evaluation to determine the processing issues the brain is experiencing. Next, two types of QEEG brain mapping teats are performed and processed in our clinic by our team of neuroscientists. Our advanced in-house mapping process will create a detailed map of your brain for insight into the areas that are dysregulated or out of balance. We also test your neurotransmitters, the chemicals in your brain that can impact your thoughts, moods, and obsessions. All our intake testing is completed in-house and is consolidated in a clinical review that provides a roadmap for treatment.

Our treatment protocols include:

Nexalin Therapy - Unique to Unique Mind Care, Nexalin is a non-invasive and side-effect-free treatment that uses a frequency-based waveform to stimulate the hypothalamus and deep centers of the mid-brain. Nexalin helps to recreate neural pathways within the brain, enabling it to reset and restore the functional health of the brain. Cleared by the FDA, Nexalin supports the LORETA protocols for enhanced response to treatment.

LORETA Neurofeedback Therapy - Using the most advanced technology currently available, our LORETA neurofeedback therapy helps train the brain to promote and sustain healthy brain wave patterns. All LORETA protocols are designed in-house by our licensed PH. D Neuroscientists. With more than 30 years of experience, we are the most advanced provider of neurofeedback therapy in Houston.

Additional Support - The brain’s performance and function are greatly influenced by the body, which can’t function well without healthy nutrition. That’s why we offer nutritional analysis, food sensitivity testing, and supplement and enzyme recommendations. We also provide counseling to address personal and professional issues.

Do You Suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Are you ready to be free from the chains of your OCD symptoms? Start your healing journey today with Unique Mind Care.

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