•be informed – accept that ocd
is a recognised and treatable mental health condition, and that understanding what it is all about is the first step towards recovery.
•helping a person with their compulsive behaviours can reinforce their symptoms. However, it is important that the involvement of friends and family in rituals is reduced in a very gradual way as part of an agreed plan with the person or treatment program.
•encourage the person to seek help from a professional experienced in treating ocd.
Suggestions for supporting the person with ocd include:
•offer reassurance that ocd is a recognised and treatable illness.
•assist them to be fully informed about effective treatments, including medication and psychological therapy. Information about available options can help alleviate many of the fears that people with ocd have about treatment, such as: how the treatments work, what is expected of the person, how long it should take, what self-management strategies can improve recovery, and how these treatments have helped others with ocd.
•encourage them to seek treatment from a professional who is experienced in treating ocd. Fears and worries about treatment may be exacerbated if the person with ocd is exposed to an incompetent or inappropriate treatment service.
•don’t try to bully or ridicule a person with ocd into getting treatment – strong-arm tactics won’t work and will only increase their feelings of powerlessness and failure.
•emphasise that knowing when to seek help is actually a sign of strength, not weakness.
•seek advice from professionals and support groups on your own, if necessary.
•sometimes, despite your best efforts, you have to accept there’s nothing more you can do to encourage the person to seek help – in this case, you need to find avenues of support and strength for yourself.
•if you think the person is in danger of harming themselves or someone else, call your doctor,
•9.Being understanding. Let your friend or family member know that you’re there if they need a sympathetic ear, encouragement, or assistance with treatment. People with bipolar disorder
are often reluctant to seek help because they don’t want to feel like a burden to others, so remind the person that you care and that you’ll do whatever you can to help. Exercise one hr daily, oil massage body, hobby, support from friends family, help others, weekly holiday, yoga
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