A Case study on the management of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Ayurveda

  • Niranjan S S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka
  • Swapna Swayamprava S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka
Keywords: Obsessions, Compulsions, OCD, Atattvabhinivesha, Bhutonmada


           Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person has unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead him to engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions). A person affected with OCD may realize that his obsessions are not reasonable and may try to ignore or stop them, but he is driven to perform compulsive acts in an effort to ease his distress. OCD usually centers on themes which lead to ritualistic behaviour that ultimately affects the person's life.  In this paper a case study of OCD with the symptoms of obsessions of contamination associated with mild depression and Parkinson’s disease is discussed which was successfully treated with some Ayurvedic formulations for about 2 months.


Author Biographies

Niranjan S, S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka


MD in Manasaroga

Presently doing Counseling course

working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Kayachikitsa and Manasaroga in SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi

Swapna Swayamprava, S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka

Assistant Professor

Department of Agadatantra, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi

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