Podcast: Family member perceptions of OCD

OCD symptoms consume significant portions of time in one’s life and can affect school, work, and even their family members. Those who care for an individual with OCD can have their quality of life affected greatly.

Relatives can often find themselves embroiled in the OCD themselves whereby they might help the person perform compulsions (checking that something has been done) or enable them to avoid things such as locking the house themselves to prevent the individual from worrying.

In this study, Rebecca is looking at family perceptions of OCD and whether these are associated with their coping responses. She stresses that should a link exist, clinicians must challenge these perceptions as part of therapy for families living with OCD.

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