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How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

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Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Meds and CBT

Nocturnal ocd like nocturnal panic attacks can be especially tricky because you don't have any way to see it coming.
Make we have it correctly identified and that he get educated on various treatment techniques. Meds and cbt can be helpful.

In brief: Meds and CBT

Nocturnal ocd like nocturnal panic attacks can be especially tricky because you don't have any way to see it coming.
Make we have it correctly identified and that he get educated on various treatment techniques. Meds and cbt can be helpful.
Dr. Timothy Re
Dr. Timothy Re
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a Professional

In the long run, it's important for him to get help & avoid these symptoms altogether. Meanwhile, pay attention to sleep hygiene --- avoid caffeine & nicotine especially late in the day.
When he does wake up at night, see if he can distract himself perhaps by listening to some music he likes or reading.

In brief: See a Professional

In the long run, it's important for him to get help & avoid these symptoms altogether. Meanwhile, pay attention to sleep hygiene --- avoid caffeine & nicotine especially late in the day.
When he does wake up at night, see if he can distract himself perhaps by listening to some music he likes or reading.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry

In brief: Sleepless night

The first question is is he being treated for this condition? If he is being treated for this condition why is it not working? If he is taking medication has genetic testing done determine if the medications work? Is he taking other medication in the condition worse or even drinking small amount of alcohol? He is prescribed medications really taking them? I second opinion maybe very helpful.

In brief: Sleepless night

The first question is is he being treated for this condition? If he is being treated for this condition why is it not working? If he is taking medication has genetic testing done determine if the medications work? Is he taking other medication in the condition worse or even drinking small amount of alcohol? He is prescribed medications really taking them? I second opinion maybe very helpful.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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