Although Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a fairly known medical condition that affects millions of people across the world, it is still not well-understood. Individuals that are affected by OCD symptoms report being plagued by incessant thoughts that are not calmed until a specific, ritualistic behavior is then conducted. Many people diagnosed with OCD are obsessed with cleanliness, symmetry, disease-prevention, etc., however to a level that is so extreme that it prevents them for living day-to-day life.
With no central cause found of why OCD affects some, while not others, treatment options vary, and are often not much help. Mainly, OCD is treated with the same medications and therapies as other mental diseases, such as antidepressants for anxiety, or other treatments to alleviate anxiety. However, a promising new treatment has been released that has shown signs of relieving OCD symptoms. Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) consists of a non-invasive, outpatient therapy where patients put on a padded helmet connected to electromagnetic coils. These patented coils send messages to parts of the brain that are believed to control mood regulation, helping to fight depression. The therapy only lasts 20 minutes, and has not been found to produce any negative side effects.