OCD: A Natural Way to Help Using Neurofeedback
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health disorder which can cause uncontrollable behavioral patterns and thoughts. Examples include the need to constantly clean or arranged objects in a line. This has the effect of calming the brain and removing uneasiness. Otherwise the affected person can become agitated and nervous.
It is believed that over 2 million people in America are affected. Symptoms usually appear close to 20 years of age, but can show up earlier in childhood. While very case of OCD is different and some are more severe, the disputive need for order can cause a breakdown in mental functioning as well as social anxiety. In short, those affected may have anxiety worrying about how they are perceived around others while exhibiting these behaviors.
Research studies support neurofeedback therapy for OCD.
A 2000 study published in the Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience saw significant improvements in two patients’ conditions after receiving neurofeedback therapy.
The first patient “showed dramatic improvements in not only OCD symptoms, but also in their depression and anxiety. Additionally, both patients were maintaining improvements in OCD symptoms up to 15 months later. The study's results suggest that neurofeedback ca help those with OCD, as well as other disorders often associated with it.
There are many more studies that have been done on OCD and neurofeedback therapy. You can find clinical proof of neurofeedback's effectiveness at the National Library of Medicine website (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5575615/).
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