From the work of Lewis Baxter, MD, UCLA, 1992

From the work of Lewis Baxter, MD, UCLA, 1992

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a brain issue not a behavioral issue. There are various views and treatments that have been applied to treating OCD. In the past, the most commonly known and utilized has been exposure therapy. Exposure therapy has only been found to help about half of the patients who choose to undergo such treatment. The reality is that since OCD is a brain issue, one cannot just make the normal shift to something positive / real. It requires a more brain focused therapy approach. OCD is much like a faulty gear shift that causes a person to experience a brain lock. 

Treatment - 

The treatment approach I utilize is brainspotting. It is a brain based therapy that is relatively new and helps clients access and reprocess deeper parts (midlevel areas) of the brain. For more information on Brainspotting ( click here )