As a leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy in the United States for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Greenbrook will begin to offer treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The treatment, which will be rolled out throughout the Company’s TMS Center network, delivers targeted magnetic pulses into the region of the brain implicated in OCD. As with all other TMS Therapy provided at Greenbrook’s TMS Centers, this outpatient, office-based treatment is FDA-cleared, safe and non-invasive. Patients can resume daily activities immediately following a treatment session.
OCD is a condition which causes intrusive and recurring obsessions and/or compulsions that interfere with a person’s daily activities and quality of life. Over 2 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with OCD each year. Conventional OCD treatments are only effective in about 50% of cases.
Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, Chief Medical Officer of the Company stated that: “the launch of this OCD treatment demonstrates our commitment to utilizing the latest developments in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to offer our patients the very best care possible. The H7 coil system developed by Brainsway provides us the new capability to treat areas of the brain involved in OCD and provide patients a truly novel approach to symptom relief.”
The symptoms of OCD can include:
Obsessive thoughts, which are intrusive and persistent, may center around:
- Contamination, germs, or disease
- Acting out aggressive impulses
- Misplacing/losing objects
- Getting hurt/loved ones getting hurt
- Acting inappropriately in public
- Losing control of one’s body (e.g. vomiting)
- Perceived inadequacy in romantic relationships
- Sexual identity/inappropriate sexual behavior
Compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors, can include:
- Checking or counting
- Body movements or tics
It is not uncommon for those diagnosed with OCD to also struggle with depression. We are here to help.