OCD Treatment in Raritan & Cedar Knolls, NJ
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a condition in which a person has recurrent, obsessive, distressing, unwanted thoughts. To relieve the thoughts, the person is driven to practice compulsive, repetitive behaviors like hand washing, checking things, counting,
and other behaviors. These frequent thoughts and behaviors can affect quality of life for the person with OCD.
Traditional Treatment for OCD
Traditionally, obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD was treated with medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neurosurgical treatment, with varying degrees of success.
A New Approach to Treating OCD
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system, which is commonly used to treat treatment-resistant depression. However, NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy has just been given clearance by the FDA to treat OCD
What Neurostar TMS Is and How It Can Help With OCD
NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy is a system that uses an electromagnetic coil, a neurostimulator (to generate the electrical stimulus for the coil), a cooling system, a positioning device, and software to control the device. The magnetic fields promote neural activity in the cerebral cortex. Ultimately, transcranial magnetic stimulation can help restore synapses and help the brain function better.
Benefits of NeuroStar TMS Treatment
NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy can be performed on an outpatient basis, so there is no hospital stay. It’s safe and effective, having been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA for treatment of depression and OCD.
Other Ways To Help With OCD
In addition to NeuroStar TMS and other therapies, practicing a healthy lifestyle can help manage the obsessive thoughts and compulsive habits of OCD. Lifestyle modifications include:
● Getting enough sleep
● Eating a healthy diet
● Getting plenty of exercise
● Spending time with others
● Practicing stress reduction techniques including yoga, meditation, and visualization