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Hey, I’m new to the group and have found it very useful so far reading some of the posts.

I have a very close relative who really needs further help. She has Been diagnosed with OCD which has rapidly got worse. She is starting to hear voices, fixated on numbers and is more recently feeling biting sensations all over her body, even in more intimate areas. It causes her to build up lots of anger as she can’t ever keep still, or sleep very well.

she is on medication, however it’s got progressively worse and we have been sent various leaflets and flyers with ways to deal with it, along with an online consultation but shestruggles to keep still, which leads to exauhstion, outbreaks, an ld very difficult to deal with day to day activities like showering, cooking etc. The biting hurts her and doesn’t allow her to complete a task.

Our local mental health unit are over capacity and have been for some time and we’re not getting the support she needs. She is close to admitting herself to hospital.

Any help / guidance or if you’ve experienced these sensations and feelings be fore I’d be grateful if you coul
 
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I have a loved one with OCD. She exhibits none of those symptoms im afraid.
A fixation on a cetrain subject can be traits of autism, but im your case it sounds like what happened to me when i was young. Dont want to scare you but schizoprenia may be somthing you want to look into
 
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A diagnosis and medication is best. Psych wards on made me worse. Just personal experience
 
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How about the ER? If I were her and for some unimaginable reason I had not sought or received appropriate help so far, I would go to the ER right now.
 
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Thank you for your responses. OCD is just part of her condition, and she is experiencing
I have a loved one with OCD. She exhibits none of those symptoms im afraid.
A fixation on a cetrain subject can be traits of autism, but im your case it sounds like what happened to me when i was young. Dont want to scare you but schizoprenia may be somthing you want to look into
thank you. I agree with you. She has been diagnosed with both, however the voices she’s hearing are becoming rapidly more negative and we are very concerned about her. She had been admitted to a hospital previously and like you, didn’t feel it helped at all.
 
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I would i know won't help you all, book a telephone urgent appointment with a GP, and they should be able refer onto the pshychartrist to deal with her case. Sounds likeshe is a severe case of mental health to me.

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