COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Compulsive hoarding syndrome is a mental health disorder that causes persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions due to the perceived need to save them. It is also known as ‘hoarding disorder’.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • DIAGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • TREATMENTS FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • COMPLICATIONS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME
  • YOGA FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Persistent need to save the items whether they have worth or not
  • Intense irritability about throwing out items
  • Anxiety
  • Withdrawal from family and friends

CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Family history
  • Genetic reasons
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Stressful events in life

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

The pathophysiology of compulsive hoarding syndrome is similar to psychiatric disorders, which is likely due to the above-mentioned causes as well as psychosocial and environmental factors. Also, the presence of an underlying affective instability may cause individuals to respond to maladaptive behaviours.

DIAGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Proper History taking
  • Psychological evaluation

TREATMENTS FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications – antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood-stabilizing drugs

PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Early diagnosis and treatment help to manage the symptoms related to compulsive hoarding syndrome. 

COMPLICATIONS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME               

  • Personality disorder
  • Social isolation
  • Poor work performance
  • Risk of developing an anxiety disorder

COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda compulsive hoarding syndrome can be managed based on manasika vyadhi and unmada chikilsa.
  • Compulsive behaviour can be included under ‘adharaniya vega’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in the body
  • Increase of mano doshas like rajas and tamas

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Intense irritability on discarding items  

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

Excessive vitiation of doshas in the body due to improper food and behaviours along with derangement in manodoshas leads to irritability in the manas (mind).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Dushtaatmaanaam (unlawful)
  • Krodhanam (impulsive)
  • Atruptam (unsatisfied/unpleasant)
  • Nirbhayam & Shooram (reckless behaviour/impulsive)
  • Vyavasaayinam (unlawful)

Along with these symptoms, the person may also show normal mood and behaviour.

 AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Brahmighrita
  • Brahmi swarasa – juice of Bacopa monnieri
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Manasamitra vatakam
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Shankpushpi churna

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Avoid irritable situations
  • Always engaged in activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR COMPULSIVE HOARDING SYNDROME

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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