Obsessive compulsive disorder.

Hi Doctor

my sister has been suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder . she is not able to sleep and wash her hands very often.

she even thinks about small things for a long time.

she touches people very often on a shoulder.

Please Help

Obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Psychiatry

Answer ( 1 )

  1. hello.
    Welcome to MediMetry
    Her problem is called OCD and is the product of a biological illness which results in her minds ability to ignore certain thoughts because of mere relative and intrusive nature of the thoughts.
    Consequentially she has to act on those thoughts observed as washing or worrying.
    this is a treatable condition...she needs to be thoroughly evaluated thoroughly
    hope this helps. plz take care