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OCD and ASD is a vicious combination

hicks

hicks

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We are coming to the realisation that these two conditions create a perfect circle of anxiety. As you may know, ASD sufferers have a huge amount of anxiety. This anxiety in turn fuels the OCD, which then creates more anxiety.
How do you break this cycle? Daughter is really suffering at the moment and we don't know what to do to help. She's seeing a therapist/counselor, who I'm not really happy with because this is a whole family problem. Therapist will only engage with our daughter, and quite often this does not reveal the whole perspective.
A big problem is disrupted sleep patterns for all of us. And abnormal sleep patterns can make OCD worse.
 
Fairy Lucretia

Fairy Lucretia

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sorry to hear you are all struggling
just dropping by with love and support
I hope things improve for you soon
love to your daughter Lu xxx
 
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You Know that this case is really hard to deal with, any ocd case is hard and heartbreaking, your daughter might be suffering for some emotional trigger along with the OCD, and the best you can do is never show her any signs of being upset or tired, even if you are, give her peace, ocd is fed by anxiety, stress, emotional stress, feeling of bothering other people or being a problem.

I believe therapists have the right to keep the treatment private unless your daughter agrees that they can share the problem with you. But I also think that the therapist should have conversations with the parents to give instructions on how to deal with their children.
 
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Ocd is literally the worst and I have 4 mental diagnoses. Autism, severe pure ocd, mild mental retardation and narcissistic personality disorder so i have a lot on my plate. Exposure and response therapy has helped me with OCD a lot though.
 
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