Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment Center in Chapel Hil

If you struggle with OCD, our certified Neurofeedback doctors at Leigh Brain & Spine can perform the proper testing needed in order to create a treatment plan for a better way of life.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Brain Mapping

The qEEG Brain Map is one that resembles a person suffering from OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The brain map to the right shows an over activity of fast processing speed, Beta, as shown by red, orange, and yellow in the map. This over use of fast speed makes it show that the thoughts keep coming and are almost impossible to tone down or get rid of them. If a person suffers from a creative type of OCD which involves imagining scenarios or details that are not necessarily reality this can involve over use of Theta brainwaves as we see above, indicated by areas of yellow and green. This pattern can make it very difficult to live your life the way you want to because of the incessant thoughts that keep coming and area out of your control.

This brain pattern can be changed through incredible advancements in neuroscience and technology over the past 65 years. When the brain improve, symptoms go away.

Dr. Trish Leigh is a Board Certified Neurofeedback practitioner and has helped many people achieve their best brain functioning to live their best lives.

Are you or your child trapped in a vicious cycle of endless thoughts and behaviors? Many times this plays out for kids as extreme neatness or cleanliness, redoing homework, or repetitive behaviors that the child needs to do over and over. People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) suffer from recurring and distressing thoughts, fears, or images that become obsessions they cannot control. Anxiousness results from these thoughts leading the child to an urgent need, or compulsion, to perform certain rituals or routines. The compulsive rituals are performed in an attempt to prevent the obsessive thoughts or make them go away.

Although the ritual may temporarily alleviate anxiety, the person must perform the ritual again when the obsessive thoughts return. This OCD cycle can progress to the point of taking up hours of the person’s day and significantly interfering with normal activities. At Leigh Brain & Spine using our advanced, state-of-the art technologies, Dr. Trish Leigh can break the brain pathway cycles that are creating the behavioral cycles.

What Causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD?

The brain is a very complex structure. It contains billions of nerve cells, called neurons, that must communicate and work together for the body to function normally. Neurons communicate via chemicals called neurotransmitters that stimulate the flow of information from one nerve cell to the next. At one time, it was thought that low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin was responsible for the development of OCD. Now scientists hypothesize that OCD arises from problems in the pathways of the brain that link areas dealing with judgment and planning with another area that filters messages involving body movements.

At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Trish Leigh will assess your child’s brain functioning, in a non-invasive yet highly specialized way, allowing her to determine the proper course toward helping those affected areas perform better. With proper assessment of brain functioning, successful treatment can alleviate the obsessive thoughts and subsequent compulsive behaviors returning your family’s quality of life. Call today to schedule your child’s brain-based assessment so you can understand how your child’s brain is functioning and what can be done to help it perform better.


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About Dr. Trish Leigh


Dr. Leigh,  is considered a thought leader in educating people on how their brain’s work, and how they can utilize brain-based therapies, as well as do-it-yourself strategies, to make their brain work better. When your brain works better, so does your body, by improving physical and thought processes to perform better.