Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Monday, 13 Sep 2010 05:22 PM

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Treating obsessive compulsive disorder involves a good understanding of neurobiology and the telltale signs of anxiety. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a condition where people tend to appear paranoid or psychotic either due to their repetitive behaviors or other isolated compulsions and obsessions.

Treating obsessive compulsive disorder includes a detailed study and analysis of the patient’s behavioral patterns and social interactions. While some people exhibit mild symptoms of the condition that may require only a little counseling and no formal obsessive compulsive disorder help, others exhibit symptoms that could include constant anxiety and nervousness, having strange and strong religious beliefs, unreasonable aggressiveness, etc.
 


 
 
 
 
 
There are a few natural supplements that aid in the process of treating obsessive compulsive disorder. These include:

 
· Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) is used in the treatment of anxiety and stress. It is a mild sedative and also helps treat insomnia.

 
 
 
 
 
· St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is incorporated in the treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder as it enhances the levels of  important neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.

 
 
 
 
 
· Damiana (Turnera diffusa) and Scullcup (Scutellaria lateriflora) are important herbs used for obsessive compulsive disorder . They help alleviate nervous tension and the symptoms associated with neuromotor and neurological problems.

 
 
 
 
 
·Natural treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder include eating a diet rich in magnesium and vitamins C and D.

 
 
 
 
 
· Essential fatty acids and other important fats that belong to the omega-3 category are also beneficial in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.

 
 
·Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a well-researched herb that has been used for ages for treating insomnia, stress, and anxiety.
 
 
 
 
 
· Spirulina capsules are also excellent sources of nutrition and a combination of these capsules and herbs is applicable in all treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder.

 
 
·Eggs, wheat germ, and pork are foods that are rich in L-glutamine. Glutamate receptors in the brain help with mood control and they also regulate behavior in humans.

 
Doctors recommend a combination of therapy and a diet rich in herbs for effective and holistic obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. While treating obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioral therapists and psychologists advise people to interact with their families and friends on a regular basis.

There are many online support groups actively involved in providing obsessive compulsive disorder help. Obsessive compulsive disorder treatment may also include the use of psychosurgery and tranquilizers to calm the patient. Techniques like meditation and regular exercise also speed the process of treating obsessive compulsive disorder.

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