Obsessiveâ€“compulsive disorder symptoms and treatment of compulsive behavior and...
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2. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a disorder of thebrain wherein a person feels the need to repeatedly doa certain task.A few affected people have repetitive thoughtpatterns, which they know are senseless but still makethem extremely anxious.Most people have both repeated obsessions as well ascompulsions to do certain things such as washingtheir hands a fixed number of times. 3. Symptoms include both obsessions and compulsions.OCD obsessions usually have certain themes such asfear of contamination, sexual images or thoughts,having things orderly etc.OCD compulsions are certain behaviors that theaffected person tends to perform. These could bewashing and cleaning, counting, performing the sameaction repeatedly etc. 4. Factors that trigger OCD are:Family history: Having family members with thedisorder can increase the risk of developing OCD.Environmental factors: Brain injuries, infections etc.Stressful life events: If you tend to react strongly tostress, then the risk of OCD may increase. Stress alsoworsens the existing condition. 5. The exact cause of OCD is still not known but a fewtheories are listed below.Biology: Changes in bodys natural chemistry or brainfunction.Genetics: OCD runs in families sometimes and can bepassed on.OCD may also stem from behavior related habitslearned over time.Insufficient serotonin 6. Take medications as directed: If medication isstopped, OCD symptoms are likely to return.Pay attention to warning signs: If you have identifiedthings that may trigger OCD, consult your doctor andkeep a close track of it.Avoid drugs and alcoholManage stress with meditation, yoga, counseling etc.Check before taking any other medications. 7. Treating OCD can be difficult as the response to thetreatment varies from patient to patient.OCD is generally treated with psychotherapy,medication or both.Treatment is most effective with a combination ofpsychotherapy and medication.Exposure therapy (psychological treatment) - Thecompulsive person is exposed repeatedly to thosesituations they dread until those situations no longercan cause responses. 8. Ayurveda employs a variety of herbs to treat OCD-Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukparni (Centellaasiatica), Kushmand (Benincasa hispida), Jatamansi(Nardostachys jatamansi), Shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus),Jyotishmati (Celastrus panniculatus) andSarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina).These herbs in various combinations helps to reduceobsessions and soothes the mind. 9. MindSootheThe essence ofPassion flower &St. Johns Wort isanothercombination thatcan help promoteemotional health,balanced moodand feelings ofwell-being. CheckOCD naturallyNOWWWW!