Obsessive and compulsive disorders are considered a type of anxiety disorder where the individual has recurrent or persistent thoughts (obsessions) or behaviors (compulsions). They cause stress to the individual and significantly interfere with the person's ability to function normally.
Can neurofeedback help OCD? As with other forms of anxiety disorders, the OCD behaviors represent a disordered brain. The amount of and type of brain wave patterns are associated with the OCD type of condition. Multiple training sessions are needed to re-regulate the brain wave activity and minimize or eliminate the brainwaves associated with obsessions or compulsions.