At Unique MindCare, we treat OCD by starting with the brain.
OCD shows itself in a variety of ways, depending on the individual affected by the condition. For some, ODC can be a continual fear-based thought that can lead to extreme anxiety that interrupts the quality of life. OCD can also begin as a specific ritual that becomes repetitive, like hand washing to avoid germs. It can create substantial disability in the individual and their family.
Unfortunately, most treatment involves medication used to treat the anxiety and racing thoughts associated with OCD. While the medication may reduce some of the symptoms, it does not actually treat the underlying cause of the condition.
What causes OCD?
Recently studies that focus 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 an understanding of the systems in the brain and how to evaluate them with safe and effective testing protocols.
How Can I Tell if This is Me?
Individuals diganosed with OCD may experience the following thoughts and compulsions.
Common obsessive thoughts can include:
- 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
What does OCD treatment look like?
All treatment at Unique Mind Care begins with a complete testing protocol related to the brain and all areas of life that may be contributing to the OCD. Our primary focus will begin with testing the 2 systems in the brain; the electrical (EEG) and the chemical Neurotransmitters.
After these tests and others are complete, a full review of all factors causing the OCD will be reviewed in detail with the client. A complete personalized treatment plan will then be developed.
Your effective treatment plan for OCD will involve a combination of the following therapies:
- QEEG functional Brain Map
- Nexalin Technology – will reset networks associated with Anxiety
- Neurofeedback – Trains the brain to establish new healthy networks
- Neurofield – PEMF – pulsed magnetic stimulation
- Coaching – to address personal and professional issues
- Functional Assessment Questionnaire (FAQ) a profile of health systems and symptoms that support brain health
- Specific lab tests based on FAQ diagnosis
Your OCD can be managed — are you ready to be free from the chains of your symptoms?
Schedule an appointment today.