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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that occurs when a person gets stuck in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts /images that trigger feelings of distress. Compulsions are behaviours an individual engages in to get rid of their obsessions.

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OCD can affect children, women, and men. While most people, at some point in time experience intrusive thoughts and images, diagnosis of OCD is made when:

  • The cycle of obsessions and compulsions consume a large part of an individual’s time (more than 1+ hours/day).

  • It causes intense distress.

  • Affects the everyday life and activities of an individual.

Common obsessions in OCD include:

  • Sexual obsessions

  • Contamination obsessions

  • Violent obsessions

  • Identity obsessions

  • Perfectionism-related obsessions

Common compulsions in OCD include:

  • Mental compulsions

  • Constant washing and cleaning

  • Checking

  • Repeating

Deep TMS for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Deep TMS is US FDA cleared to safely and effectively treat the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). At ANC, we use BrainsWay’s patented H-coil technology for our treatments, which is designed to maximise electrical stimulations to the deeper regions of the brain.

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Deep TMS for OCD works by utilising BrainsWay’s H7-coil to directly reach wider and deeper regions of the brain and regulate neural activity of the brain structures associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder - specifically the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex.

Since Deep TMS is a non-invasive treatment, it is

tolerated by most patients and does not cause any long-lasting side effects.

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