What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is a chronic, long-lasting disorder characterized by uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions). These thoughts lead to anxiety and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Symptoms of OCD are obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. They interfere with normal activities. Some examples of obsessions include fear of germs, fear of making a mistake, need for neatness, and feelings of doubt. Some examples of compulsions include performing a task a specific number of times, checking things repeatedly, and arranging things in a very specific way. Each person with OCD has different symptoms, and OCD must be diagnosed by a healthcare provider.
Deep TMS Treatment
Around 40 percent of people with OCD are considered treatment-resistant, meaning they are no longer responding to first-line treatment of medication or psychotherapy. Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been proven to safely alleviate symptoms of OCD, especially for those who do not respond sufficiently to traditional treatment options. The treatment is well-tolerated and non-invasive. Deep TMS is easy to schedule, and there are no significant side effects.
Treatment at TMS Center of Colorado
TMS Center of Colorado was one of the first centers in the United States to treat OCD with Deep TMS. We have treatment available at our Denver and Lakewood offices. If you are interested in Deep TMS for OCD, please give us a call today at (303) 884-3867.