EEG research in people with OCD has shown an overactive loop between three brain areas – the orbital prefrontal cortex, the caudate nucleus and the cingulate. This over-activity results in heightened automatic thinking, a feeling that “something is wrong”, checking and rechecking behavior, and focusing on the feelings of distress. Neurofeedback training helps to reduce this over-activity while decreasing very high Beta waves.
Evidence-based treatment approaches for the treatment of anxiety in its various forms is offered at Bloomington Neurofeedback. Cognitive Behavioral therapy as well as other anxiety-targeted approaches such as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is used. Relaxation training and Mindfulness work are also part of therapy.