TMS treatment for OCD

The unwanted routines and distress of obsessive-compulsive disorder trap an estimated 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. This time-consuming and emotionally taxing disorder is often portrayed as lighthearted on TV and in movies, but those feeling miserable know the toll it takes on everyday life.

What is OCD?

Someone with OCD has recurring and unwanted thoughts that make them feel compelled to do something repetitively. These behaviors, such as hand washing, cleaning, or checking on things, take up at least an hour of a person’s day and interfere with their work and daily activities. Compulsions can be physical and mental, both of which are debilitating.

Research shows the brain of someone with OCD functions differently than the brain of someone who doesn’t have it. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) addresses brain function and aims to restore it to healthy patterns. TMS treatment uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain, creating new neural connections and alleviating OCD symptoms.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

  • Compulsive behavior, such as hoarding, hypervigilance, impulsivity, meaningless repetition of your own words, repetitive movements, ritualistic behavior, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Food aversion
  • Nightmares
  • Repeatedly going over thoughts

Contact your doctor if you’re experiencing these symptoms.

How can TMS treatment help my OCD?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an innovative, proven, and safe treatment for OCD. The NeuroStar TMS treatment we use makes long-term remission possible for many patients. Our world-renowned doctors combine TMS with other innovative treatments to create a customized treatment plan that addresses all your mental health issues. Your individualized plan maps the course of treatment that will help you feel like yourself again.

I truly was at a point in my life where I didn’t want to exist anymore. I figured that I could give it a shot and possibly feel better, or end up dying anyway. What did I have to lose?” Are you struggling with depression? Talk to your doctor to see if TMS therapy is right for you.
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