As myo-inositol is beneficial in the treatment of several anxiety disorders, panic disorders, insulin resistance, and other disorders, myo-inositol is found to be effective in the treatment of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). The standard dosage for OCD is 18 g every day or can be even higher. Inositol aids in cell communication with the brain. Inositol can in effect make a second communication option for individual cells, myo-inositol supplementation may be effective for people with OCD, due to its role in balancing cell signals and the pathways.
If those individuals suffering from OCD or other anxiety disorders feel the need for added help, then they may consult a specialist and request supplementation of inositol during treatments with SSRI anti-depressants.
Side-effects that can be found with the use of myo-inositol for treatment of OCD are bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and lethargy.