U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can i get my girlfriend to get help for her ocd?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Getting help: Getting help for a friend is sometimes very difficult. You may see there is a problem, but she may not see that there is a problem. You can point out issues to your friend and ask that she see a doctor.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Encourage her: Encourage her, gently, to seek consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist. There are good therapies for OCD -- both medications that help this particular form of anxiety, and psychotherapy to help the obsessions & compulsions. You could offer to go with her to the first appointment if she's frightened. Speak from your own heart and loving concerns for her, and not from a blaming position.
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Motivation: Sometimes it can seem impossible to motivate someone to get help. However most people have a part of them that's wanting to change and willingly to get help but something is stopping them. Try to find and motivate that part.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 44-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 19-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.