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Advice for parents

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hicks

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My daughter suffers from OCD. Up to this point we've had no advice from any healthcare professionals about how to support her, or cope with the condition. It has a big impact on the whole family.

I was hoping that I could maybe talk to people here, either parents, or sufferers and get some advice on what to do.

We've tried talking to our daughter, but we don't get very much information from her. I don't think she really understands why it is she feels anxious and needs to do the repetitive behaviours. We just want to do what's best for her really.

The people we've seen via the NHS actually told us to go out of the room during the counselling sessions. I think that's a mistake, because this condition affects the whole family.
 
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The best thing you can do, and it's really hard but I've done it, is really look at how you have contributed to this. What's going on at home? How's the marriage? Does my daughter feel secure? How can I change my own behavior or whatever needs to change for her well being? And please understand that the therapist didn't want you in the room so your daughter could speak openly.
 
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Well it's interesting that you raise that point. Is it possible that paranoid attitudes from parents can be a causal factor in OCD?
 
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