• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 Does a person with OCD is considered to be insane?

    A person with OCD has multiple thoughts including obsessions and delusions. Due to constant flow of thoughts, the person may feel like going insane but they are not as they are usually aware of their symptoms and could not control it. To know more about the OCD in detail, click on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Overview.

  • 2 Can a person with OCD also suffer from other disease condition?

    Yes, patient with OCD may also have sometimes history of depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or other anxiety disorders. All these associated disease make the diagnosis more difficult. Symptoms of OCD can sometime coexist or a part other brain disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment of other disorders are important for successful treatment of OCD.

  • 3 My son is 10 years old. He washes his hands nearly 30 times a day. He says all his books are full of germs. He touches his books and then immediately washes his hands. His studies are getting affected. What should I do?

    From the symptoms you mentioned, it seems your son is suffering from OCD. OCD usually starts from childhood. Be gentle to your son. Try to understand him and do not scold him. Seek homeopathic treatment at the earliest. Homeopathy is highly individualized and based upon holistic assessment. Patients often report improvement in overall energy, mood, quality of sleep, and digestion, and the disappearance of other symptoms which is unrelated to OCD. In many cases homeopathic treatment can achieve results which would be considered impossible with conventional treatment. Start your treatment now!

  • 4 How long do I need to take homeopathic treatment?

    Duration of treatment varies from patient to patient. It depends on many factors like disease severity, patient's cooperation, patient's response to medicine. But it is important to dedicate to the treatment.

  • 5 Is OCD a brain disease? Does it cause violent behavior?

    OCD is basically a psychological condition, but there is relation with neurotransmitters and hyperactivity of basal ganglia. Certain patients may become violent due to unwanted obsessions. In such cases, keen eye on patient should be kept. They can even harm themselves. It is advisable that you seek safe and effective homeopathic treatment at the earliest. Homeopathy looks beyond the nomenclature of disease to cure it. It focuses on the patient rather than disease symptoms and it stimulates the body's own natural healing powers to bring health, vitality and well-being. It treats the patient from core.

  • 6 What diet should I follow in OCD?

    There is no particular diet for OCD. Though following food may be of help.

    • Take Calcium rich diet- Cheese, milk, curd, soybeans, sardines, paneer, dark green veggies( spinach, Chinese cabbage, watercress etc.), fortified cereals and juices.
    • Take Vitamin rich diet- Sunflower seeds and oil, pistachio, meat, fish, chicken, banana, avocadoes, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes etc.
    • Take food rich in Folic Acid- Broccoli, bananas, potatoes and soy products are good source of folic acid.
    • Consume more water.

  • 7 How can family and friends help the person coping with OCD?

    Family support is the key to healing. All you need is, to be very patient. Also being informative is very handy, as it will prepare you to tackle situations. Never criticize the patient or show lack of respect towards the patient. Never ignore the symptoms of patient as trivial. Do not bring the topic of OCD again and again in front of patient. Help him/her to lead a normal life.

  • 8 Can OCD be prevented? Which lifestyle changes help in relieving the severity of OCD?

    OCD cannot be prevented. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce worsening of OCD. Try stress management techniques such as meditation, muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and yoga to reduce the anxiety. Stay motivated by keeping your goals in mind. Regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and get adequate sleep. Explore recreational activities or hobbies to channelize your energy for a healthy outcome. Homeopathy along with lifestyle changes will definitely help you to live a quality life.

  • 9 How does homeopathy helps in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

    Homeopathic medicine stimulates the body to heal itself leading to overall improvement in health. Homeopathy will alleviate the constant anxiety to perform the repetitive rituals or behavior. It is the most effective mode of treatment which when prescribed by an expert physician will give rapid relief of symptoms. Read more about the homeopathic treatment by clicking on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment.

  • 10 What are the conventional treatments available for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

    The most gratifying treatment is family support and their unconditional support. Genuine love and not mere sympathy towards patient is vital. Conventional treatment includes anti depressants, anti psychotics etc. But the conventional treatments are mostly symptom specific and palliative in nature. Also these medicines have side effects of their own.

    Certain therapies like Behavioral therapy, ECT are also available. Psychosurgery or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used in severe cases of OCD. Let your near and dear one not suffer from this torment. Put an end to his/her misery by choosing the gentlest treatment available for OCD- Homeopathy! Login and start consultation to get treated by most renowned physicians who will relieve the suffering of OCD.

  • 11 What are the similar conditions which may mimic like OCD?

    Certain diseases similar to OCD are -

    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD)
    • Compulsive Hair Pulling
    • Tic Disorders
    • Asperger's Disorder
    • Autism
    • Impulse Control Disorders
    • Psychotic Disorders
    • Schizophrenia

    To know more about these diseases click on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Similar Conditions.