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Homeopathic Remedies for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

written by: Anurag Ghosh • edited by: Paul Arnold • updated: 3/30/2011

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental condition that triggers redundant thoughts in the mind. While there are different medicines to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, a homeopathy for OCD treatment is considered a safe alternative to conventional medicines.

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    Are You Suffering from OCD?

    Do certain words, numbers or images keep recurring in your mind all the time? Are you too concerned about accuracy and exactness in tasks even if the tasks are completed with perfection? Do you check door locks every single minute or wash your hands over and over again? If so, then you have obsessions and compulsions that absolutely make no sense and cannot be stopped or ignored. Psychiatrists usually define such thoughts and behaviors as obsessive-compulsive disorder. While there are conventional treatments for OCD, some people generally adopt certain alternative treatments to cure this condition, homeopathy for OCD being one such alternative treatment.

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Explained

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental condition that instigates obsessions, or unwanted thoughts among individuals. OCD also initiates certain unwanted behaviors or actions that may affect an individual’s routine life. These behaviors are triggered due to obsessive thoughts in the mind. For example, a person who gets obsessive thoughts about germs, bacterial infections and dirt will wash his hands every single hour. Although the main cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is yet to be found, few important studies show that OCD is caused due to lack of serotonin in the brain.

    OCD was generally thought to be an uncommon mental condition, but recent studies have estimated that over 3 million Americans aged 18 to 50 years may suffer from OCD at some phase in their lives. Both men and women suffer from OCD, which is mainly a type of anxiety disorder. Along with OCD there are chances of suffering from other types of anxieties and phobias, even ADHD and dyslexia!

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    Why Homeopathy for OCD?

    While there are different medications available for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, these conventional treatment options can cause side effects. However, the best non-side effect treatment is behavioral therapy.

    Homeopathy is another safe alternative treatment. Homeopathic medicines are prepared for a particular condition only after proper case analysis, including examining a patient’s medical, physical and mental history. Choosing the right homeopathy remedy is important. It is very important to consult an expert homeopathic physician before making your decision. Remember that the symptoms differ from person to person. This means that the homeopathic remedy your friend takes may not suit you since you have been diagnosed with different symptoms. However, here is some homeopathy for OCD remedies recommended by most homeopathic doctors.

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    Different Homeopathy for OCD Remedies

    Arsenicum album (Ars.alb): This homeopathy remedy is recommended for patients with recurrent thoughts about death and those who are overly sensitive to noise, crowd conversations and clear lights. Ars. Alb is also recommended for patients who always change decisions due to anxiety.

    Natrum Muriaticum (Nat.mur): Recommended for individuals who have recurrent thoughts about unpleasant events that occurred in the past. This remedy is also recommended for patients who always perform any task restlessly and always have an inclination to laugh, with or without any reason.

    Medorrhinum: Generally recommended for patients who tend to think they are not alone in their room and feel as if someone’s behind them. They hear whispers and think someone’s peeking behind their bed or furniture.

    Cannabis indica: This homeopathy for OCD remedy is recommended for patients who have imaginations as well as hallucinations constantly haunting their minds. They also have the inability to recall an event because of different unwanted thoughts in their minds.

    Pulsatilia: This remedy is recommended for patients who have an inclination to run away or hide somewhere due to constant frightful hallucinations. They also have the compulsion to become suspicious and tend to mistrust anybody without any reasons.

    These are several remedies for to consider. However, it is always recommended to seek the advice of an expert homeopathic physician to learn more about the right medication and dosage for your OCD symptoms. You can also learn about various homeopathic remedies for insomnia in Bright Hub’s Alternative and Natural Healing channel to learn how homeopathy aids in treating serious mental conditions.

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    References

    "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It": http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/mentalhealth/anxiety/133.html

    "Homoeopathy and OCD" http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-symptoms-cure.asp