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

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

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. ...Read more

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How does a person get treated for ocd?

How does a person get treated for ocd?

Meds and CBT: A combined approach using behavioral therapy and medication has been shown to be most effective. Start with your pcp or consult a experienced mental health professional. The oc foundation website is a great place to start. ...Read more

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How does a person get treated for having ocd?

How does a person get treated for having ocd?

Meds and CBT: A combined approach using behavioral therapy and medication has been shown to be most effective. Start with your pcp or consult a experienced mental health professional. The oc foundation website is a great place to start. ...Read more

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Do I have ocd? Or who do I go to to find it out? I was just woundering where to go to to get a diagnosis for ocd

Do I have ocd? Or who do I go to to find it out? I was just woundering where to go to to get a diagnosis for ocd

Professional Opinion: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: & b) what form(s) ocd takes. (try http://bit.Ly/y0lvsh .) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure & response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated. ...Read more

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Is this ocd... Or something else? I am very obsessive i tend to think about one thing and one thing only. I plan things that arnt going to happen (if at all) like months before and i plan out every little detail also i get obsesive about things i want ( i

Is this ocd... Or something else? I am very obsessive i tend to think about one thing and one thing only.
I plan things that arnt going to happen (if at all) like months before and i plan out every little detail also i get obsesive about things i want ( i

A Personality Issue?: Obsessions r unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head & cause u 2feel anxious. They can rob ur life of fun & joy/create great anguish. In contrast, people w/ oc personality disorder don't tend 2see their obsessiveness as problem. They tend to a) be meticulous/rigid about how they do things: b) hold others 2 same standards; c) be critical micromanagers; & d) clash w/others over how things r done. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of ocd?

How can you get rid of ocd?

ERP: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for ocd?

How can I get treatment for ocd?

Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. This type of therapy needs to be conducted by a trained psychotherapist. Often medication is used in conjunction with cbt. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ocd? Please help!

Get evaluated: The first step in treatment is a thorough evaluation. Next step is treatment. There is no cure for ocd but there is effective treatment. Combination of medications like ssris and therapy like cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to help. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get rid of my ocd?

Why is it so hard to get rid of my ocd?

Treatable: This disorder is difficult to treat. this is probably because we do not understand it well. However, it is treatable with medication and psychotherapy. Use your OCD to push you into obtaining the help you need. ...Read more