Neurofeedback for OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by persistent and recurrent impulses as well as thoughts and images that are unwanted. An estimated 1% of the population has been diagnosed with OCD and between 1% and 3% of children and teens have been diagnosed with OCD.
Brain scans suggest people with OCD have abnormal activity in areas of the brain associated with strong emotions and reactions, making them more likely to overthink or think repetitively in a loop (hyper coherence). Neurofeedback is a great tool to manage symptoms of OCD because it helps clients train the affected areas of the brain.