Natural Ways to Control OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that should not be left untreated. People suffering from OCD are invaded with thoughts that cause anxiety, worry, fear and obsession. They usually don’t have any control over their actions, they insist on doing certain activities over and over again even when advised otherwise. With certain measures taken, OCD and some of its symptoms it can be controlled to an extent.

Namrata Dutta
Written by: Namrata DuttaPublished at: Apr 08, 2016

Eating nutritional foods

Eating nutritional foods
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Food that can help reduce the anxiety and stress should be included in daily meals. Food that is rich in magnesium, essential fatty acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins C, B12 and D, carbohydrates will help stabilize blood sugar level, which in turn will have relaxing effects on the body and mind. Image: Getty

Right eating habits

 Right eating habits
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Eating on time, eating in right quantity can impede OCD and its symptoms to a degree. Instead of having 3 big meals, a person suffering from OCD should go for smaller meals at regular intervals. Additionally, one should not eat in stress or anger, it should be chewed properly. Eating in right manner can help people with OCD get relief from few symptoms. Image: Getty

Avoid caffeine

Avoid caffeine
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Caffeine can turn matter worse as it intensify the symptoms of OCD. A person with OCD should always opt for non caffeinated drinks. Image: Getty

No alcohol intake

No alcohol intake
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There will be times alcohol might look like the option to ease the stress and anxiety and it may provide relief from the stress related symptoms of OCD but that won’t be permanent. Image: Getty

Stop Using Nicotine

 Stop Using Nicotine
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Same as above, nicotine will provide temporary from stress (one of the most common symptoms OCD) but again, it the relief would not last longer and is not permanent. Image: Getty

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