What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
There are many ways of describing OCD because it can manifest in different ways in the individuals that are overcome with this debilitating condition. For some, it can be a continual fear based thought that can lead to extreme anxiety and other conditions that interrupt quality of life. OCD can also begin as a ritual that becomes repetitive. The most common are hand washing to avoid germs. The list of behaviors, rituals and recurring thoughts is extensive. This condition can create substantial disability in the individual and their family. Unfortunately most treatment involves medication and talk therapy. The medication is used to treat the anxiety and racing thoughts associated with OCD. The medication can reduce some of the OCD symptoms but 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. At Unique Mind Care our focus is the brain and understanding its role in all mental and behavioral health issues. Our brain mapping process and other testing protocols provide our clients with a clear understanding of where and what the underlying cause of the OCD condition may be. Additional investigation will focus on the rituals and repetitive thoughts associated with the individuals OCD and its impact in their daily life. Talk therapy can be very helpful when trying to understand all of the various contributors to the brain based disorder associated with OCD.