Help for those living with OCD

Mind Matters June 2_LIjpgWeek 3

Help for those with OCD

If Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has become so severe that it is taking over a person’s life getting the right help needed is important. Prescribed medication as well as seeing a psychologist could be the answer for some, for others it may be counselling.

Hypnotherapy can help guide a person through the dark tunnel that living with OCD can create, by getting to the cause of the problem. It can take time because it also can help a person to rebuild their lives by strengthening the positives and minimizing the negatives.

The devastating effects OCD can have on a person and their life, as mentioned last week, could also interrupt working and personal lives. Thankfully, there are organisations which can provide advocacy support and guidance. Advocates who may be volunteers, with permission, act on behalf of someone. So, if a person’s OCD has impacted on their life causing them to have more time off work than normal advocates can correspond with the person’s employer as well as liaise with medical professionals and financial authorities.

Remember Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious mental illness and should never be left untreated.    

Next week: How much sleep should a person have