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Connectomix - Leading TMS therapy in South Africa
Connectomix is a state-of-the-art TMS clinic group founded in 2019 and based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. It is backed by Netcare, the largest private hospital group in South Africa.
By personalising TMS treatments through sophisticated MRI imaging algorithms, Connectomix has become a hub of excellence for Depression, Anxiety and Neuro-rehabilitation treatments.
Are you suffering from OCD?
If you are seeking effective OCD treatment, our transformative approach can make a significant difference.
Our specialized TMS therapy targets the neural circuits associated with OCD, promoting positive changes in brain activity and helping to alleviate the distressing symptoms.
With a focus on individualized care, our team works to tailor the treatment to your specific needs, providing a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to reduce OCD symptoms.
Take the first step towards a life with greater calm and freedom from OCD by booking a consultation today at Connectomix .
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the name for a mental health condition that causes people to have obsessions or compulsions.
People with OCD often experience obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. They also tend to feel as though they can’t control their thoughts or actions.
OCD can be diagnosed when someone has obsessions or compulsions that interfere with their daily life for at least one month and cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. It should also not be the result of another mental health condition or substance abuse problem.
The symptoms of OCD can vary from mild to severe. Severe cases often require treatment by a doctor or mental health professional, who may prescribe medication or refer the patient to therapy.
How is OCD identified?
OCD is diagnosed after a psychological evaluation and physical exam.
The evaluation will look at your symptoms, medical history, family history, and overall behavior patterns to determine if you have OCD.
There isn’t one definitive test for OCD because it can manifest itself differently in every person who has it.
What are some of the causes of OCD?
The exact cause of OCD is unclear, although it is thought to be related to abnormalities in brain chemistry.
Genetics also has a contribution to a person developing OCD.
USING TMS AS A TREATMENT THERAPY FOR OCD
TMS research indicates that it can be used as a treatment therapy for people experiencing OCD.
Connectomix has had success in treating patients who experienced OCD.
A device that contains a magnetic coil is placed against the scalp. This device passes alternating current to specific areas of the brain known to control mood control, stimulating nerve cells, in order to improve the symptoms of depression.
Can OCD be treated?
While there is no cure for OCD, it can be treated.
There are several types of therapies that can help people with OCD manage their symptoms, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP). Medications such as SSRIs may also be used to treat OCD.
Below are 5 broad treatment therapies for OCD;
1. Brain stimulation
Used for patients with treatment resistant depression, brain stimulation, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, is used as a treatment therapy. As discussed below, a magnetic field is used to stimulate nerve cells in specific areas of the brain known to control mood control, in order to improve the symptoms of depression.
2. Cognitive behaviour
This therapy helps patients cope with their thought, emotions and behaviors to OCD.
3. Exposure and response prevention therapy
This is a behavioral therapy that gradually exposes patients to situations that are designed to provoke an obsessions in a safe environment.
A psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist or clinical social worker will use a variety of practises to manage responses to OCD.
Five different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that have been approved by the FDA for treating OCD:
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- Paxil (paroxetine)
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Luvox CR (fluvoxamine).
Our new rooms, designed by an acclaimed interior decorator, provide a tranquil space where you can relax or complete your work pre or post treatment. We have a shared lounge, private business rooms, a coffee bar and unlimited WIFI.
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