OCD Specialist

Antidote TMS

TMS located in Tulsa, OK

If you find yourself plagued with a cycle of obsessions and compulsions, transcranial magnetic stimulation offers a path toward relief. Antidote TMS in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offers treatments that can help you regain control over your behaviors and regain emotional stability. That process begins with a simple phone call to set up a consultation, or booking an appointment online.

OCD Q & A

What is OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health issue that can impact people of all ages. The disorder is characterized by a mix of obsessions and compulsions. 

An obsession is an unwanted fixation on images, urges, or thoughts. These thoughts usually trigger a strong feeling of distress. Compulsions are behaviors that are performed to try and lessen or relieve obsessive thoughts. 

Men and women with OCD often feel out of control of their own body. The cycle of obsessions and compulsions can lead to feelings of doubt, fear, disgust, and guilt. This pattern of behavior can also make it hard to enjoy other daily routines like spending time with friends or focusing on self-care. 

What are some common obsessive thoughts?

Everyone with OCD has a unique blend of obsessions. Some of the more common topics of obsession include:

  • Environmental contaminants
  • Germs and/or disease
  • Fear of acting impulsively
  • Pervasive thoughts about homosexuality
  • Perverse sexual impulses
  • Fear of offending God
  • Abnormal concern over right vs. wrong
  • Fear of stealing things
  • Superstitions
  • Inability to decide whether to keep items or throw them out

Men and women who suffer from OCD usually perform specific actions in an effort to neutralize obsessive thoughts. They might compulsively check on things, clean obsessively, constantly reorganize objects, or spend a great deal of time and focus thinking about ways to avoid harm based on obsessive thoughts. 

How can TMS therapy help treat OCD?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a widely used treatment for depression and other mood disorders. These sessions can also help you move beyond the symptoms of OCD. 

During your session the treatment platform creates an electromagnetic field using brief magnetic pulses. Treatments have a therapeutic effect on the neurons in your brain. When treatment is successful you attain a state of hyperconnectivity, where communication between body and brain is heightened and the symptoms of OCD lessen. 

If you have questions or concerns about the role TMS can play in your OCD treatment plan, come in for a personalized consultation as soon as possible. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you are always welcome to call the office or stop in to check appointment availability.