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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-165

Management of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OSD) Through Ayurveda


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Rachana Sharira, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India

Correspondence Address:
Gaurav Sawarka
Assistant Professor, Department of Rachana Sharira, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha
India
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Introduction: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a co-morbid condition of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. It is characterized by obsessions of contamination, followed by washing or accompanied by compulsive avoidance of the presumably contaminated object or Obsession of doubt, followed by a Compulsion of Checking and intrusive obsession of thoughts without a compulsion. There is a vast array of Ayurveda which can potentially add value in management of such type Manas Vikara. OCD can be compared to Atattvabhinevesh and various types of Unmada as described in Ayurveda texts. Panchakarama treatment is great boon to Ayurveda. By collaborative use of Vamana, Shamana treatment and Sattvavajaya Chikitsa showed encouraging results in case study of OCD. Aim: To study efficacy of Panchkarma treatment in the management of OCD. Material and method: 26 years old female patient with history of recurrent washing and cleaning her hands, unexplained fear, insomnia and depression attended the OPD. Vamana with Madanphala decoction was administered, prior to that oleation with Cow ghee was given. After following diet regime, palliative treatment started with Shirodhara and Nasya treatment, Spiritual therapy like Omkar recitation by using basic principles to break pathophysiology of OCD. Observation and result: The patient got relief in unexplained fear with appreciable recovery in Insomnia, decreased habit of recurrent washing hands and Depression. Conclusion: Conservative management with Ayurveda principle provides significant relief in unexplained fear and anxiety, feeling of apprehension and fear, Insomnia, worry and. Feeling of uncertainty, anorexia, weight loss and improvement in quality of life of patient.


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