“Hmmm, Is That OCD?” Helping Caregivers on How to Approach Their Loved One’s OCD Symptoms

Family and/or caregiver support is a critical element of OCD symptom management. However, it can be immensely difficult for caregivers to know how to approach their loved ones’ when OCD symptoms are present. Additionally, caregivers are not always sure what is the OCD versus normal behavior. OCD sufferers often become irritated or frustrated if they feel badgered by a caregiver often asking about their behavior. Though caregiver intentions are good, their inquiry can lead to added stress, putting a strain on the relationship and may even exacerbate OCD symptoms. This panel intends to discuss strategies to help caregivers have a better understanding of how to approach their loved ones and to help both groups communicate with each other more effectively.



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