Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER


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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterized by getting stuck on certain thoughts or behaviors. The frequency ration marked “client”, shows an area of elevated Theta/Beta activity running down the middle of the brain from the front to the center (red area). This is over an area called the anterior cingulated gyrus which is associated with the being able to shift attention. In this brain image, this area appears to be malfunctioning. Interestingly, a similar pattern is often seen in both Tourette’s Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.





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