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I see that you are interested in talking about OCD. We look forward to hearing more about your interest in OCD. Can you share with us what you would like to discuss or know about OCD?
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I’d like to hear from others and where they find help..My granddaughter is now an adult and won’t go for help nor is there much help here in the northwest….also if anyone with OCD takes SSRI’s and which one and if it helps. How caregivers cope…I guess anything….
Hi, @falconfly. Good to hear from you. I’m so sorry this is such a problem and your granddaughter is so reluctant to get help for her OCD. I imagine that is distressing for you.
I noted you posted about this some months ago (I’m assuming this is the same granddaughter), and I’m so sorry this has continued to be a concern. I’m tagging some others who have talked about OCD in themselves or in loved ones who might have some insight on this: @sacolucci , @cathy615, @louisxiv, @nrodgers, @jamie817, @melronan and @lovingtruth83 have all talked about OCD they have or that a loved one has experienced.
Has your granddaughter gotten better, worse or is she about the same as when you posted last fall about her?
I see that your granddaughter is now an adult and not in treatment? My daughter was dx at age 7 and took Ssri meds like prozac, zoloft, and several of the newer antipsychotics such as Seroquel, Respiredol, Geodon, and Zyprexa (1 at a time. Zyprexa packed on the weight very quickly.) She also had tons of therapy. At 31 now, she has not taken meds nce her first daughter was conceived 9 years ago. She learned techniques to deal with the OCD without meds. She says at times it’s difficult to cope with but for the most part, no real problem. I am so proud of her. She got 2 degrees and has a great job!
My guess is your granddaughter won’t go for any form of treatment until the OCD affects her daily life enough to push her to get help. That can happen sooner if it manifests in very disruptive ways: such as staying up all night to clean, or having to shower repeatedly.
I guess you can share info with her and hope she soon will get help. Does she agree she has ocd? Thats a start. If she doesn’t want meds, hopefully you can find professionals who know how to do the therapy for this. I believe called aversion therapy. Wishing you the best, Cathy
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Hi Cathy @cathy615
You have offered some interesting suggestions and thoughts. I’m glad to hear that daughter is actively dealing with her OCD. We all applaud her for her efforts. Thank you for sharing her story with us!
My daughter in her 20s has OCD and now she is on Lexapro and sees an excellent cognitive behavioral therapist. He saved her. if you look online, find a psychologist that is certified in CBT. Sometimes you can even see someone online using skype and video conferencing.
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Thank you so much….anything positive is a good thing..I’m so happy for you and her…
Thank you…I would say pretty much the same…It is so sad to see her life robbed from her
Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, @rafi. I merged your post on OCD with this other discussion on the same topic, hoping you can all meet up here on this thread.
Do you have OCD, @rafi, or someone in your family? If so, would you share a little bit about how it’s affecting you?
I guess that is where my granddaughter is. She is so miserable. My daughter says she stands and cries and cries sometimes because she is so tired and wants to go to bed, but she can’t (thinks she can’t) because she has to take a shower and wash and wash and wash…Many things like that. It is truly an awful disease and seems there is no way to make the person seek help. Thank you for your story. Every little bit helps and I’m so glad your daughter is living a “normal” life now…..
Hola, soy Carolina , de Chile. Enfermera y docente, me interesa mucho el tema pues fui diagnosticada en abril del 2017 con depresion severa, TOC , ansiedad y personalidad limitrofe. Aún sigo en tratamiento y tuve que dejar mi trabajo.
Hola @carolina83, y bienvenida a Mayo Clinic Connect. Me imagino que fue muy difícil tener que dejar tu empleo debido a padecer de desorden obsesivo compulsivo, depresión, ansiedad y el trastorno límite de la personalidad, y recibir tratamiento para estas condiciones.
Espero que esta información de Mayo Clinic sobre algunas de las condiciones que mencionaste te ayudará:
– http://mayocl.in/2CeVwwK (desorden obsesivo compulsivo)
– http://mayocl.in/2lfwKsP (depresión mayor)
– http://mayocl.in/2z5tumo (ansiedad)
– http://mayocl.in/2BTCQWN (trastorno límite de la personalidad)
¿Cómo va tu tratamiento hasta ahora?
I have suffered with OCD, anxiety and depression since 4th grade. I'm going to be turning 57. Have found no relief.
Hello, @swanie, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I merged your message into this existing discussion about OCD so you could meet others talking about living with this disorder. If you click VIEW & REPLY in the email, you can scroll through the past messages and meet others like @rafi @falconfly @creynoldsct @cathy615
Swanie, we look forward to getting to know you. What symptoms are you experiencing with your OCD?
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