Science is discovering many “psychological” disorders are actually rooted in imbalances of natural brain chemicals. As the country’s longest running orthomolecular-based treatment clinic, Health Recovery Center has the insight to identify and correct many biochemical mistakes others miss … usually without the need for psychiatric drugs. Prescreens and confirming lab tests help identify abnormal histamine levels in the nervous system driving obsessive/compulsive symptoms. In addition, many alcohol, marijuana, and opiate users are affected by symptoms of high histamine levels, and realize the substance they are addicted to also brings relief to their biochemical predicament. Obviously talking about feelings is a ridiculous concept for treating symptoms based on a biochemical imbalance. Besides being compulsive, obsessive, these clients are driven individuals who need very little sleep, and when depressed they are subject to suicidal tendencies.
If your histamine level is extremely high, your physician may prescribe the drug Dilantin, which works rapidly to interfere with histamine and bring levels back to normal. However, because of side effects it should be reserved for difficult cases only. Orthomolecular approaches, using natural amino acids like methionine and tryptophan combined with proper levels of certain B-vitamins offer safer long-term solutions to stabilize obsessive/compulsive patients.