OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a type of Mental health disorder which involves unwanted distressing obssesive thoughts and repeatative compulsive mental or physical acts.
FACTS ABOUT OCD ..!!
It can begin at an early age between 7 to 12.
It is the 4th most common Mental Illness after Phobias, Depression, Substance Abuse.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is more common in boys than girls in childhood but into later stages women are more affected than men.
It has a significant impact on social life.
PROBABLE CAUSES OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER OCD
Dysregulation of serotonin leads to symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive disorder
35% of 1st degree relative suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Genetically monozygotic twins are more prone to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Depression or anxiety may be one of the probable causes.
DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER OCD
Usually OCD is diagnosed by identifying the situations causing obsessions and compulsions.
COMMON OBSESSIONS INCLUDES.
- Excessive, persistent thoughts,
- Impulses or images experienced at some time of disturbance causes anxiety and distress.
- Obsessions like fear of contamination from dirt or germs.
- Perfectionism including concerns about exactness, needing to remember things and has fear of losing things.
- Religious obssesions including concerns about offending God.
COMMON COMPULSIONS INCLUDES.
- Repeatative behavior like washing hands many times in a row.
- Repeatative checking on a locked door, light switch, counting, praying.
- They do a task in a specific order everytime.
HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH IN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER OCD
Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of detailed case analysis and individualised approach in each case.
Homeopathic treatment along with proper counselling and advise and reassurance have definately a positive impact on the patient.
INDICATED HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR OCD -Homeopathic Theraputics For OCD
Arsenic album is indicated in case of Obssesive compulsive disorder where the patient has persistent thoughts of death, fear of germs, robbers. Repeated washing of hands because of fear of illness. Persistent fear of death, thinks that there is no use of taking any medication or treatment. Very fastidious, wants everything neat and clean. There is extreme restlessness and anxiety.
Calcarea carb is indicated in case of Obssessive compulsive disorder. They have common fear of going insane, fear of heights ,fear of ghosts, spirits, natural disasters. They are very organised, pleasant and hard working. They are very obssesed with cleanliness. Extreme anxiety, slugishness lack of confidence.
Natrum muriaticum is indicated in patients of obsessive compulsive disorder who are obessed with idea that the thieves may strike and have the habit of repeatedly checking the locks of doors. They are so obsessed that they have dreams of thieves in the house and wake up to check the doors again.
Carcinosin is indicated in patients who are very much fastidious, concerned about cleanliness. They always follow a specific pattern in placing things. They are always well dressed neat and tidy. They want everything in a proper colour combination too. They want perfection in every work they do.
Syphillinum is one of the indicated remedy for patients with obsesive compulsive disorder, who have a compulsive habit of washing hands repeatedly. They have fear of contamination.
Medorrhinum is indicated in case of Obssesive compulsive disorder. Patient feels that germs are present on each and every object. So they have a habit of washing hands at every short intervals. Fear of dark. Anticipation anxiety is usually present.
Opium is indicated in case of obssesive compulsive disorder. The patient has a history of narcotics. Yielding disposition. They do not process grief well. Fear of contamination., frightful dreams, fancies. Delirious talking. Sleepy but cannot sleep. Depression. Painlessness with sluggishness.
Silicea is indicated in case of obsessive compulsive disorder. Silicea is a very mild yielding patient. They have persistent thoughts of pins, also called as pin mania. They have fear of pins but have habit of collecting and counting pins. They have fixed thoughts and ideas. They are Fearful and anxious.