Typical OCD treatments include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and prescribed medication. Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help people challenge their thinking and their behavior. CBT can help break the cycle of distorted thinking and compulsive behaviors. ERT, Exposure Response Therapy is a type of CBT that can be effective for many patients. ERT helps a patient tolerate the anxiety caused by the obsession. With ERT they go through the process of facing their obsession, but not acting out their compulsions. Over time this may lead to less anxiety about the obsession and more self-control over their compulsions. Antidepressant medications prescribed by a professional may also be helpful in reducing obsessive thinking patterns and compulsive behaviors. These treatments can often be used together to assist a patient overcome and manage OCD.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was first introduced in 1985 and since then has been used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders including major depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. TMS is non-invasive, medication free and FDA approved. It’s also highly effective, with 80% of patients reporting a positive response, and a 50% remission rate. At PsyCare we offer TMS both as a stand-alone service and in combination with our psychiatric services.