Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: John
Posted on: March 31, 2002

I’ve read books, done therapy, and consulted with many for over 16 years without any substantial progress. Among other problems, I need to deal with a mental compulsion to break apart words and phrases into symmetrical groups, the continual counting and sorting of everything I see, and the uncontrollable parade of ideas in my head competing for attention. This interferes with concentration, impairs decision-making, and leads to frustration and depression.

I would welcome suggestions, possible solutions, reference materials, referrals, anything you might recommend.

We have answered similar questions previously. Please go to our website at http://www.richters.com, choose “Q&A” from the main menu, then choose “Search Richters Q&A”, and enter the word “obsessive”.

You may benefit from consulting with an experienced herbalist or other natural practitioner. Improving sleep with herbs and nutrition with changes in the diet and removal of possible food sensitivities are often key to improving mental balance.

An assessment by a natural practitioner may indicate benefit from supporting the lungs, the liver and/or the heart and circulation. All can have significant affect on the dynamics of the mind. A practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine is most likely to have experience in these body-mind connections.

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