Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Obsessive–compulsive disorder   symptoms and treatment of compulsive behavior and obsessive thoughts
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Obsessive–compulsive disorder symptoms and treatment of compulsive behavior and obsessive thoughts


Published on

Understanding OCD obsessions and compulsions …

Understanding OCD obsessions and compulsions
Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) fall into one of the following categories:
> Washers > Checkers > Checkers > Hoarders

To know more on more on Symptoms & Treatment, See:

Nirogam India Pvt. Ltd.
F-32 & 33, 1st Floor
DLF Centre Point, Sector – 11,
Bata Mor, Main Mathura Road,
Faridabad, Haryana (India) - 121006
Mob: +91-9958171405 # 9015525552
Ph: 0129-4076777, 4006805

Published in: Health & Medicine

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. OCD is like Unfiltered Junk Mail in the brain.Use your Spam Filters to Treat it!
  • 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 body’s 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 alcoholManage 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!