OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder marked by recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that cause distress or anxiety. Compulsions are behaviors that a person feels compelled to perform in order to ease the distress or suppress the thoughts. These obsessions and compulsions can significantly interfere with daily activities and social interactions. Repetitive behaviors like hand washing, checking on things, or cleaning can significantly interfere with daily activities and social interactions.
Essential oils such as lemon have been shown to have activity at serotonin receptors in the brain. Geranium helps with the fear and anxiety that leads to repetitive thought patterns. Valerian improves sleep and calms anxiety. Other oils that promote calming and concentration include lavender, frankincense, vetiver, cypress, and cedarwood. Combining CBD with these oils may contribute to feelings of calm and relief.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
OCD affects millions of people from all walks of life. Some of the behaviors are visible actions while others are mental behaviors. Common obsessions include concerns about contamination, cleanliness, aggressive impulsions, or need for symmetry. Common compulsions include checking, washing/cleaning, and arranging.