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Location: 2675 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53226 Get Directions
  • What is OCD?
  • How Does Deep TMS Help People With OCD?
  • Why Choose New Frontiers?

What is OCD?

OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder, an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, sensations, behaviors or obsessions that drive them to perform various actions repeatedly and compulsively. It has been estimated that one in 10 people will experience OCD symptoms in their lifetime while about one in 40 have chronic OCD. About 85% of OCD sufferers endure serious or moderate impairment and distress due to their symptoms. Sadly, it takes OCD sufferers 14 to 17 years on average from OCD’s first appearance until they seek treatment.

How Does Deep TMS Help People With OCD?

The mainstays of OCD treatment, with strong empirical data supporting their effectiveness, are pharmacotherapy, neuromodulatory techniques and evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g. exposure therapy). However, many patients continue to report insufficient relief from these therapies. For example, pharmacotherapy treatments have resulted in about 30% improvement for about half of the patients. And pharmacotherapy often causes side effects that can be difficult to tolerate. Psychotherapy is another invaluable tool in treating OCD. However, psychotherapy is best-optimized with a well-trained therapist, and the therapy is often lengthy. It typically works best in concert with other treatment modalities as opposed to just one type of therapy. Other neuromodulatory techniques used in practice include deep brain stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy. Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that it can be quite effective for severe OCD cases. Deep TMS technology also stimulates a broader area of the brain and produces a deeper, more effective electrical field.

TMS Help People With OCD

Why Choose New Frontiers?

As of Spring 2019, New Frontiers is the only provider in the state of Wisconsin that offers FDA-approved TMS for OCD. To date, we have the only FDA-approved TMS device for treatment of OCD. Dr. Yin offers deep TMS uniquely through Brainsway in the Milwaukee area. Deep TMS enables noninvasive activation of deep brain structures to address a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions and disorders. More than one-third of treatment-resistant patients have achieved a positive response with deep TMS therapy, and approximately half reported overall improvement. Deep TMS technology has also been utilized at major academic centers, including Duke University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins, McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School affiliate) and Columbia University Medical Center.

In addition, New Frontiers is extremely accessible. If you have limited insurance, no insurance or are uncertain of your benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will provide an initial phone conversation free of charge to discuss whether deep TMS could be of benefit to you.

To learn more about OCD treatment, call New Frontiers Psychiatric & TMS at 414-763-6910 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Milwaukee, New Berlin, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis and nearby cities and towns.


2675 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 400, Milwaukee WI 53226