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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS & Neurocare & Psychiatric Services located in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Skokie, IL

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

If you struggle with compulsive behavior patterns or obsessions, turn to Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois, for symptom relief. The board-certified psychiatrists and TMS specialists diagnose and offer cutting-edge treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Q & A

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

OCD is a mental health condition that many people struggle with. While not always a cause for concern, treating the condition can eliminate unpleasant or bothersome symptoms you might experience. Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers specializes in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive treatment used for numerous mental health concerns, including OCD. 

What are the symptoms of OCD?

OCD can cause the following symptoms:

  • Undesirable, horrific, or intrusive thoughts
  • Fears
  • Obsessions
  • Repetitive behaviors (compulsions)
  • Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Ritualistic behavior patterns
  • Obsessing over fears of dirt or germs
  • Compulsively washing your hands
  • Needing extreme orderliness or symmetry 
  • Doubts about locking the door
  • Avoiding shaking hands with other people 
  • Arranging all canned foods to face the same way

These or other symptoms may negatively affect your job, relationships, school, or overall quality of life.

What may increase my risk of OCD?

While the cause of OCD isn’t entirely understood, its risk factors include:

  • Brain chemistry changes
  • Family history of OCD
  • Learned behaviors from friends or family 
  • Stressful or traumatic life events
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Tic disorders
  • Substance misuse
  • Other mental health conditions 

If your quality of life has decreased because of OCD, seek treatment with the Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team for symptom relief. 

Is my OCD treatable with TMS therapy?

To determine if TMS therapy is a good choice for your OCD, a Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers expert discusses your medical history, medications, lifestyle, and symptoms. They ask a series of questions during a psychiatric evaluation. Your specialist gets to know you better by diving deeper into your behavior patterns, thoughts, emotions, and more. They tailor a treatment plan that suits you, which may include TMS therapy. 

What happens during TMS therapy for OCD?

Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers specializes in TMS therapy to diminish bothersome OCD symptoms. This painless treatment uses magnetic fields to alter nerve cells in your brain. Your provider may recommend a series of treatment sessions, each lasting about 20-40 minutes, to achieve exceptional results.

You might also be a candidate for medications, healthy lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and other forms of therapy. 

Schedule an OCD evaluation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers by phone or request one online today to determine if TMS can help you.