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

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Timothy Re
Dr. Timothy Re
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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