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Hi doc, is there any way to for someone to make an ocd patient believe what's fake and real , if that person is suffering from ocpd as well?

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Dr. Christine Forest
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not really: A person with ocd, especially combined with a similar personality disorder, will have a very different perception of reality than an average person. It will be likely very difficult for you to "talk reality" with her.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sometimes people with OCD develop what is called an overvalued thought which really represents a psychotic form of OCD requiring antipsychotic treatment.
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Reassurance Trap!: Trying 2 "convince" won't work. See iocdf video 4friends/family of ppl struggling w/ocd (http://bit.Ly/wxys1n) & 2connect u w/ online support grps. U can help by learning about obsessions - & ocd, ocpd, in general. Some obsessions can b terrifying. Rx: ocd expert 4careful assessmnt/accurate diagnosis; 4 exposure & response prevention treatmnt (if ocd); &/or other treatmnts incl motivational ones!

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