280 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book discusses the role of nutrition in obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). It covers the investigational therapies in OCD, use of animal models, and biomarkers for better diagnosis, monitoring, and possible therapeutic options with nutrients for patients with OCD. This book highlights the role of probiotics, amino acids, vitamins, micronutrients, and salts in the management of OCD. It includes such topics as applications of computational modeling and nano-biotechnology in OCD, the effects of environmental pollutants, and the regulation of antidepressants in OCD.


    • Covers emerging therapeutic and nutritional approaches for the treatment and management of OCD
    • Reviews the role of various micronutrients in OCD
    • Discusses the prenatal genetic diagnosis and application of computational modelling in OCD
    • Includes the nutritional and dietary roles in such neuropsychiatric disorders as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Explores the application of nano-biotechnology in OCD This book is meant for researchers and professionals in the field of nutritional neuroscience and psychology

    Section 1 Background of OCD

    Chapter 1 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Perspective Review

    Vishal Chanda, Senthilkumar Rajagopal, and Yuvashree Muralidaran

    Chapter 2 Toxicological Impact of Environmental Pollutant in Occurrence of OCD

    Diana Miguez, Shoumi Haldar, Krusha Moradiya, Srushti Amarsingh Rajput, and Prabhakar Mishra

    Chapter 3 Applications of Computational Models in OCD

    Varun Varma Sangaraju and Senthilkumar Rajagopal

    Chapter 4 Link Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Glycemic Control

    Kartheek. R. Balapala and Balakrishnan Subramanian

    Chapter 5 Gut Microbiota Associated with OCD and its Impact Mediated by Probiotics

    Sumathi C Samiappan and Arunkumar Dhailappan

    Section 2 Diagnosis of OCD

    Chapter 6 Current Understanding of Biotechnology in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

    Thabitha Aavula, Santhi Priya Sobha, Saravanan Ramachandran, and Kumar Ebenezar Kesavarao

    Chapter 7 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Histopathology

    K. Kalaiarasi and Anu Augustine

    Chapter 8 OCD: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

    Upasana Sarma, Parthana Sarma, and Aswani T

    Chapter 9 An Outlook on Various Diagnostic Approaches of OCD and its Types

    Nethravathy V, Sowmya Kumar, and Mrinalini UG

    Chapter 10 Pathophysiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Santhosh Kumar Yasam, Dhasarathdev Srinivasan, C. Thangam, Langeswaran Kulanthaivel, A. Billy Asir, and Gowtham Kumar Subbaraj

    Section 3 Treatment and Intervention of OCD

    Chapter 11 Dietary Nutrients and Their Role in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Shubham Singh, Hanan Fahad Alharbi, and Senthilkumar Rajagopal

    Chapter 12 Dietary Nutrients and Their Role in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—Self Care

    Krishnavignesh Lakshmanan and Sudha Devi Manickam

    Chapter 13 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Treatment with Effective Nature Supplements

    Thilagar Gobinath and Samuthirapandian Ravichandran

    Chapter 14 Nutritional and Dietary Role in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Supta Sarkar and Subhra Sarkar

    Chapter 15 Phytochemicals and Herbal Medicines: Potential Drug Candidates for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment

    Neelakanta Sarvashiva Kiran, Chandrashekar Yashaswini, Gaonkar Lowkesh, Ketaki Range, and Renuka Madhu

    Chapter 16 Nutrition and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Subitha R. and Aparna K.S.

    Chapter 17 Effect of Nutrients and Herbal Supplements in the Treatment of OCD

    Ramya Kumari B S, Geetika Pant, and Sabyasachi Choudhury

    Chapter 18 Impact of Micronutrients on Obsession-Compulsion Disorders During Adolescence

    Dhanalakshmi Thiyagarajan, Anitha Arumugam, and Rohini Venugobal

    Chapter 19 Immune System and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Intervention Through Immunotherapy

    Neelakanta Sarvashiva Kiran, Gorthi Vaishnavi, Gaonkar Lowkesh, Chandrashekar Yashaswini, and Senthilkumar Rajagopal



    Dr Senthilkumar Rajagopal is an Associate Professor and Ramalingaswami Re-entry fellow of the Department of Biotechnology, REVA University, Bangalore, India.

    Prof M. Mohamed Essa is a Professor of Nutrition at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Neurological Diseases.

    Dr Saravanan Ramachandran is an Associate Professor of Marine Pharmacology at the Chettinad Academy of Research and Education in Kelabmakkam, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Dr S. Geethalakshmi is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. She has 15 years of teaching and research experience.

    Dr Hanan Fahad Alharibi is working as an Assistant Professor and Dean for undergraduate studies in Prince Noura University, Saudi Arabia. She has eight years of teaching and research experience. Her research interest is in Pediatric nursing and mental health.