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9 Essential Oils for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a complex and misunderstood issue that is often missed by professionals. The hardest part of OCD is that the person or child with OCD has a stress hyperactivated nervous system that is “stuck on.”  They are in a constant rev state because of intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The brain of someone with OCD never gets to “turn off” and therefore their central nervous system is stuck in a stressed sympathetic dominant state. OCD and PANS/PANDAS are on the rise and since they are so often missed by medical and mental health professionals, it is so important for parents and patients to know the signs. There are many reasons why one has OCD and every parent should learn more about what are the signs and symptoms of OCD in children and teens and why kids and teens get OCD

Essential Oils for OCD:

  • Frankincense 
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang

These essential oils help with inflammation fueled OCD, which is common in PANS/PANDAS. PANS/PANDAS can have either a pediatric or adult onset and results from a misdirected immune response due to an infectious disease or toxic trigger. To learn more about PANS and how it is often misdiagnosed as ODD, OCD, ADHD, mood disorder, read my viral blog, PANS/PANDAS on the Rise.

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Essential Oils for OCD that Also Reduce Inflammation: 

  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Turmeric 
  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus

It is important to learn more about safe and effective treatments such as neurofeedback for OCD and ERP therapy for OCD in order to break the OCD hijacking of the brain and family life. Treating OCD early and with the most effective therapies is imperative. 

There are many kinds of essential oils and ways to use them, please read my blog, The Best Essential Oils for Mental Health for essential oil basics.

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Always remember… “Calm Brain, Happy Family™”

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to give health advice and it is recommended to consult with a physician before beginning any new wellness regime. 

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She is the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner, a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS), Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider (CMHIMP) and an Amen Clinic Certified Brain Health Coach.  She is also a member of The International Lyme Disease and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), The American Psychological Association (APA), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).

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