About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) means multiple repetition of a particular behavior. In Ayurveda, it is grossly correlated with a condition called ‘Atatva Abhinivesha’. It also encompasses super-perfection in working, super-neat and clean, like, setting the objects in the home at their positions repeatedly. Reasons for OCD are suppression of natural urges, grief, stress, jealousy, depression, inferiority and shameful situations, Fearful situations, Dissatisfaction in life etc. Ayurveda offers great relief from OCD through Panchakarma treatment: Purification procedures. Since it is a psychiatric condition, medicines used in the treatment of depression and psychoses are also used in the Ayurvedic treatment of OCD.