Essential information for patient and family
- Patients and their relatives need to understand (as the symptoms can be bizarre and non-sensical) that OCD is well known and can be overcome by systematic self-help involving exposure and ritual prevention.
- Patients often pressure their families to participate in their rituals (eg cleaning, checking, etc.) and to give reassurance about their doubts.
- Such demands can be very frequent and insistent and can become a source of conflict and stress within the family.
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