8 Types of Depression You May ...

Types of Depression! Does depression have types? According to WHO (World Health Organization), India is the most depressed country in the world. The shocking statistics from WHO suggest that there is a lack of awareness in the country and the stigma associated with it is very high. Majority of people know what is depression but […]

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Why Some People Are More Prone...

It may seem freaky, bizarre to some, but yes it is true- many people around the world are prone to depression! It’s not just us who are telling but also research findings have proved it. “The prevalence of depression globally has been increasing in recent decades ranging from 20% to 25% in women and about […]

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How I got addicted to Alcohol?

Hello, this is Raajan Vasudev Menon from Bangalore. I am a recovered alcohol addict who’s just out of a rehab centre. I like to share my story to all, especially parents on- how your alcohol practice may affect your children’s life. There is no confusion from where to start with. For every annual leave, I […]

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Depression or Sadness- how do ...

Nobody would welcome the feelings of dejection or sadness, but feeling low can sometimes feel like a  normal emotion, and a natural response to disappointment or loss. But it is vital to note that if this sadness persists for a long duration of time, it can be devastating. However, depression is a mental health condition […]

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Why is Overcoming Alcohol Addi...

Alcohol addiction does lead to bad behaviours and is dangerous. But why is Overcoming Alcohol Addiction So Hard? “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction” – Gene Tierney Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is Hard- why? A person may not admit he is an alcoholic as he starts out seeking or experiencing a sense of […]

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Caring for Someone with OCD or OCD Help

OCD Help

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes extreme discomfort for the sufferers. They usually become impulsive and persistent with unwanted images and thoughts running through their mind. OCD help is a must in such cases.

According to the NIMHANS, Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects around 2 million people in India. There are severe cases of OCD that can dramatically interfere and cause an extreme amount of overwhelming anxiety and depression in your daily life. Know the other signs and symptoms of OCD in adults to help them get through the disorder.

Signs and symptoms of OCD in adults

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  • Obsessive and compulsive behavior.
  • Repetitive behaviors such as cleaning or checking things.
  • Aggressive impulses.
  • Fear of contamination.
  • Hurtful thoughts causing others harm.
  • Intrusive violent thoughts, images, and impulses.

If your loved one is suffering from OCD, then it is important you have to maintain a non-judgmental and calm approach for their better living. But apart from being calm, what else you can do to help them overcome this disorder? Here are few points of caring for someone with OCD. Have a look at them.

Tips to Give OCD Help 

OCD Help

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of OCD – Avoid personal criticisms with your loved ones. People with OCD report that the symptoms get even worse they are blamed. This is because this kind of emotions leads to anxiety. Hence, it is crucial you recognize these as signs of OCD not as their personality traits.
  2. Build a Supportive Environment for them– Be patient and kind as much as possible. Your loved one needs to get through these problems at their own pace. In the meantime, they also require your support, encouragement, and acceptance as a person.
  3. Keep words clear and positive for them– Communication is more important to get a balance between your support to loved person and standing up to OCD through not distressing them.
  4. Remember; people get well at different paces- Be patient with your loved one’s recovery from OCD. There is a huge variation in the severity of OCD symptoms between different individuals. Also, a slow and gradual improvement can be better to prevent relapsing.
  5. Support your loved one, not their rituals– Do not play with your close one’s obsessive-compulsive disorder rituals. This, in turn, will just reinforce their behavior.
  6. Do not let OCD take over your family life– Family as a whole should gather and make a decision. Think how you all will work to tackle your loved one’s symptoms of OCD. Also, try to keep the home a low-stress zone.
  7. Support them to take medications as prescribed– The best step as a family member or friend you can do is encouraging and supporting them to seek OCD treatments and medications.

If you are concerned about your loved one’s OCD, then as a family member, you should encourage them to seek a treatment.

We at Cadabam’s can help and aid you to explore best treatment options to overcome OCD. Call us @+91 96111 94949 today to discuss best treatment options.

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