Obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) shares many features found in other psychiatric

disorders, including the brain changes that occur in individuals exhibiting addictive

behavior. Other studies report biochemical changes such as increased oxidative stress/free radical production, decreased glutathione and glutathione peroxidase, and overall impairment in oxidative status.

Even more dramatically, these alterations have been correlated to the severity of

obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Currently, very few prospective studies

have been carried out demonstrating the effects of raising glutathione in OCD, but

they should be forthcoming.