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Girlfriend falling into ocd

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Hello,

My girlfriend since 1.5 years back have started to develop contamination ocd and it has in a week or two come very quickly. Everyday life has become really though last days since she refuses to touch many things because of irrational fears that it is disgusting or contaminated. And walking past small things on the ground can be challenging because she is unsure if she stepped on it or not, and if she did then her shoes are contaminated etc. Long handwash, shower and wiping phone rituals. Surely 3 hours a day.

i really dont know what to do or how to help in the best way. She has started going to therapy, CBT. But it feels like it is very important how relatives behave around her as well. Anyone been in the same situation and can give any advice, or share any experience? Sometimes i cant help but to feel hopeless and helpless, even though these severe symptoms have just Quite recently appeared.

thanks for any input
 
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She needs to work with an OCD specialist. I had worked with CBT therapists before. Although they were great, they weren't specialised in OCD so I didn't make much progress in that regard.
 
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She needs to work with an OCD specialist. I had worked with CBT therapists before. Although they were great, they weren't specialised in OCD so I didn't make much progress in that regard.
You mean it is important that they are focused Only on ocd? They have a series of mental health problems and disorders which they are treating clients for, among them ocd. They started with Y-BOCS and they are gonna proceed with CBT and ERP to long-term get rid of symtoms.
 
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