Thursday 21 September 2017

Opening up is key to beating OCD

OCD Ireland run support groups from St Patrick's and Trinity Counselling Service. Call (01) 2493333 or email info@stpatsmail.com
OCD Ireland run support groups from St Patrick's and Trinity Counselling Service. Call (01) 2493333 or email info@stpatsmail.com
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex condition that takes time to ­understand and overcome, according to Dr Michael McDonough, consultant ­psychiatrist at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin.

If you are suffering from OCD, he advises:

Opening up about the problem

Recruiting support; researching the ­condition and the treatment options

Following through on the treatments with patience and diligence

These steps can take weeks or years, depending on the circumstances. Don't be disheartened with setbacks or slow progress - perseverance really does pay off in the long run

Reach out for support. Accept that you have a problem and speak with a friend or relative who may be able to support you

OCD Ireland run support groups from St Patrick's and Trinity Counselling Service. Call (01) 2493333 or email info@stpatsmail.com

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