Obsessive compulsive disorder

What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder and its main symptom is the presence of repetitive thoughts which are called obsessions and which cause distress in the individual who experiences them. In order to make these thoughts disappear the individual may do the same action over and over again (eg. Washing his hands) and these repetitive actions are called compulsions.

Some examples of obsessions are fear of being hurt by or fear of germs which lead to compulsive behaviors such as repeatedly washing hands, cleaning etc. When it is not treated, this kind of disease can start controlling the individual’s life.

In the majority of cases, the onset of the disorder is during childhood or adolescence while the diagnosis is usually done when they are around 18-19 years old. Symptoms can appear and disappear, improve or worsen in different moments of life.

There are different treatment methods available for people suffering from OCD. The treatments we do in our center are neurofeedback and EMDR which are especially effective to treat OCD since they train you to think, behave and react differently, thus leading the individual to feel less anxious and fearful when not behaving in a compulsory way.

Ask for a consultation or for an appointment if you or some of your relatives are affected by OCD and remember that “your own enemies can´t hurt you as much as your own thoughts” (Buddha).

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What are neurodevelopmental disorders?

Neurodevelopmental disorders describe all the disorders related to the development of the central nervous system. These kinds of disorders start during infancy and are expressed in different ways depending on the stage of development. The problems are not static since they evolve as the maturation evolves. Normally children display neurodevelopmental deficits regarding personal, social and academic functioning. The nervous system controls motor, cognitive, emotional functions.


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