Meditation for OCD

Can Meditation Help Combat OCD

meditation OCDWhy would someone want to try meditation for OCD? After all, meditation has a bad rap. It’s often associated with new age mumbo jumbo and mysticism. It’s used by people who eat granola bars and drink wheat grass juice. The practice of meditation even conflicts with certain Christian beliefs.

This is unfortunate, since meditation is a legitimate form of relaxing the mind and body. It is a discipline of focused breath and slowing thoughts down. That makes meditation for OCD sufferers an appealing discipline to explore. While many are put off by anything categorized as alternative healing, it can be a helpful tool to achieve useful states of mind for those dealing with OCD and anxiety. Meditation has been proven to have a positive benefit on insomnia and sleep apnea. And if there is one thing a racing mind or anxious body can use is extra relaxation.

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Prescription Medications for OCD

medication OCDPrescription medications for OCD include Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, BuSpar, Ativan and Zoloft

Use with caution

For treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD, numerous antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications offer a broad-spectrum of choices and effectiveness.

The first specifically approved prescription medication for OCD treatment was the tricyclic antidepressant Anafranil. Since that time the SSRIs Prozac, Luvox,  PaxilZoloft have been approved. Click here to check side effects of these medications

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