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my brother is 14 years old and i want to know herbal supplements for him

There is not much research

There is not much research into herbal treatments for OCD. Most recommendations come from people who have personally recommended something they took or people speculating that a herb might work based on its composition and how it affects the brain. So, while it seems possible that some natural remedies likely offer more, the fact remains nothing is especially proven so it is recommended that you proceed with caution. The only exception to this is St. John’s Wort, which can be effective for OCD.

Remember too that even herbal remedies can have dangerous interactions taken together, so make sure you have researched the effects of anything you combine. Some herbal remedies can also interact poorly with pharmaceutical OCD medication (SSRIs). For more information on herbal remedies for OCD visit this page on BrainPhysics: http://www.brainphysics.com/herbal.php

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

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