TMS Treatment OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

TMS treatment OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which patients have repeating, undesirable contemplations, thoughts or sensations (fixations) that make them feel driven to accomplish something drearily (impulses). 

Thus, these repetitive compulsions such as cleaning, checking, arranging and ordering can significantly interfere with persons daily activities and social interactions. 

TMS OCD treatment

Imaging studies have shown differences in the frontal cortex and subcortical structures of the brain in patients with OCD. There appears to be a connection between the OCD symptoms and abnormalities in certain areas of the brain. As a result, TMS treatment will target specific areas of the brain to reduce OCD symptoms.

Compulsions

Compulsions are repetitive practices or mental acts that an individual feels headed to perform in light of an obsession. The practices are planned for forestalling or lessening trouble or a dreaded circumstance. In the most extreme cases, a consistent reiteration of customs may fill the day, making an ordinary routine unimaginable. Also, aggravating the anguish these ceremonies cause is the knowledge that the impulses are irrational.

Some examples of compulsions: 

  • Checking
  • Repeating
  • Cleaning
  • Ordering and arranging
  • Mental Compulsions

 

Who gets OCD

It is estimated that OCD occurs in around 1.1% of the general population in the UK. (Mentalhealth.org.uk

In other words, 12 out of every 1,000 people suffer from OCD. However, the actual number may be higher due to many people suffering in silence. 

What are the symptoms of OCD

OCD can have an assortment of symptoms ranging from physiological to mental. These shift from patient to patient. People with OCD may have manifestations or fixations, impulses, or both. Also, Fixations are rehashed contemplations, inclinations, or mental pictures that cause anxiety.

Obsessions

Obsessions are repetitive and tenacious contemplations, driving forces, or pictures that reason troubling feelings, for example, uneasiness or nauseate. Numerous individuals with OCD perceive that the musings, driving forces, or pictures are a result of their brain and are unnecessary or outlandish. However, these intrusive thoughts can’t be settled by rationale or thinking. A great many people with OCD attempt to disregard or smother such obsessions or counterbalance them with some other idea or activity.

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