Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The word obsession in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) refers to a recurrent idea, thought, impulse, or image that is disturbing and inappropriate, causing marked anxiety or distress.

A compulsion is a ritualistic, repetitive, and involuntary defensive behaviour or action.

Performing a compulsive behaviour reduces the patient's anxiety and increases the probability that the behavior will recur.

There is no pleasure in carrying out the rituals you are drawn to, only temporary relief from the anxiety that grows when you don't perform them.

Some Common Obsessions:

Thoughts of violence (such as stabbing, shooting, maiming, or hitting), thoughts of contamination (images of dirt, germs, or feces), repetitive doubts and worries about a tragic event, and repeating or counting images, words, or objects in the environment.

Some Common Compulsions:

Include repetitive touching, sometimes combined with counting; doing and undoing (for instance, opening and closing doors or rearranging things); washing (especially hands); and checking (to be sure no tragedy has occurred since the last time she checked).

Some Interesting Facts on OCD:

  • A lot of healthy people can identify with some of the symptoms of OCD, such as
  • Checking the stove several times before leaving the house. But for people with OCD, such activities consume at least an hour a day, are very distressing, and interfere with daily life.
  • Most adults with this condition recognize that what they're doing is senseless, but they can't stop it.
  • Some people, though, particularly children with OCD, may not realize that their behavior is out of the ordinary.

OCD & Homeopathy

Scope of Homeopathy and Line of Treatment:

  • Homeopathy has given amazing results in cases of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 
  • It creates positive attitude and raises the self esteem and confidence.
  • It helps relieve the anxiety and stress from their lives.
  • Homeopathy acts as a whole and cures not only the internal mental anguish it also cures the outward expression of internal agony, thus restoring total health with homeopathy.
  • Homeopathy cures gently and safely without side effects.
  • It does not suppress the condition but cures permanently.