More about OCD

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

There are discoveries that lead to an extended list of treatments for those with OCD.

As we all know, OCD is a serious anxiety disorder that can considerably hold back a person’s daily life, work, and even relationships. There are many studies for treating OCD which includes studies of medications and brain stimulation techniques. These usually intend to help a large number of OCD people who are opposing to existing treatments.

According to some surveys there are many of those people suffer OCD with a serious symptom of anxiety disorder. They usually characterize extreme irrational, recurring thoughts, and too much uneasiness for germs, dirt and order. These symptoms lead OCD people to being compulsive and doing repetitive acts that normal people won’t do. Such acts are hand washing, symmetrical arrangements of objects, and highly concern with safety as they check the door over and over again just to make sure that its lock. They do this to help ease with their anxiety and keep the obsessive thoughts and thinking the whole day. Due to these, it would greatly affect ones personal time, life, careers, and relationships.

However, nowadays, medical experts and scientists make studies for OCD treatment. There are research and techniques that even help up on the development that alters the brain activity to relieve OCD symptoms. Because of this it leads to a more clear knowledge and understanding regarding the systems that underlie with anxiety, fear, and OCD symptoms. The additional treatment options concerns and targets the brain system that triggers the OCD symptom and this helps those with hard to treat types of OCD.

One section of OCD treatment centers on behavioral techniques that help OCD people take back their control over irrational behavior such as the repetitive hand washing due to fear of gems and dirt.

They also have medications for OCD that will eventually be given by your doctor or professional mental health practitioner. This drug or medication is used for depression or anxiety that changes specific brain chemicals and reduces the anxiety level that would definitely help the OCD. The drugs act on the certain cell of the brain that affects the levels of brain chemical serotonin that has something to do with the OCD symptoms. As we all know, serotonin affects our moods and anxiety levels. However be aware that these medications must be given by your doctor or mental health professionals. The results may also vary on a case to case basis.

The research and studies also implies about other strategies, like deep brain stimulation. This may possibly interpret soon into new treatments for OCD. This method includes a brain implant that transports electrical pulses to alter brain activity. There are studies that indicate that this method helped many patients with tremors and with the movement disorder such as the Parkinson’s disease that achieved a greater movement control after the said method. There have been little studies lately which found evidence that deep brain stimulation in specific brain areas also can alleviate symptoms of OCD.

Large studies of the techniques about OCD are in progress nowadays as well.

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