How to overcome mental disorder?
This is in response to the question posed by a person suffering from mental disorder seeking guidance to overcome it. Q: Is the length of everyone's life already determined and do I have a role in it? Can I prevent bad things from happening to me/my family? I worry about bad karmas done by me in past lives. Also, I am addicted to hand washing, throw away 'contaminated' things. I isolate myself from my family and fear that they will catch my germs, get sick and die from a horrible disease because of me. I don't know if I am sick or if I have germs. Worry about family consumes me. I left studies because I can't focus. Psychologists can't help. People tell me to pray to Hanuman. What to do? Gurumaa: It is true that this is a mental disorder called as ADD and OCD, which requires psychiatric treatment, because there are certain chemicals which are not being secreted properly in the brain. Hence, external chemicals in the form of a drug are required that only a psychiatrist can advise you. But one thing is for sure that this is a disease of the mind that can be cured, and if you work patiently then definitely you will be a very healthy person. Then you can live your life with love and joy; need not live your life with fear. For now, I recommend that you find a psychiatrist who can do the analysis and recommend the right dosages of medicine. In the meantime, why don't you do prananyama and the method of relaxation called yoga nidra (if you can get the cd and do it every day), but you also have to follow a basic routine of asanas. However, I still recommend you see a good psychiatrist first.