Copper Toxicity and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
High levels of copper and other mineral imbalances as well as the presence of heavy metals can result in the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.
High Copper Levels and Compulsive Disorder
There is a often strong correlation to those high in copper with other altered minerals and heavy metals relationships than can trigger symptoms of OCD. Doing a hair test will inform you of your exact mineral status and help you determine the actual level of unbound copper as well as other nutrient imbalances. Once these imbalances are corrected with nutritional rebalancing, the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be reduced.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder include:
- Apprehensiveness and uneasiness
- Fearfulness, panic and phobias
- Inability to concentrate or think clearly
- Insecurity and loss of confidence
- Irritability and restlessness
- Muscle tension
- Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
- Palpitations, breathlessness and sweating
- Sleeping problems
- Trembling, dizziness and weakness
- Weight gain