Ayurvedic Management of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- A Case Report
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts, idea, or sensation (obsessions) that lead to engage in repetitive behaviours (compulsions). The obsessions and compulsions are time-consuming, interfere significantly with the person’s normal routine, social and occupational functioning, and finally results in severe distress to the affected person. OCD is similar to Atattvabhinivesa - a mental disorder explained in Ayurveda. A vast array of Ayurvedic treatment modalities can potentially add value in the management of such type of manoroga. In the present paper, a case of OCD diagnosed with DSM V criteria was successfully managed with selected Ayurveda protocol along with satvavajaya chikitsa for one and half months The patient was assessed before and after management with CY-BOCS scale.