In order to recover, we must first believe that we can.
Mrs. Seema is a 44-year-old government employee from Punjab, brought by her husband to an outpatient clinic. Although she had been trying to get her to the hospital for many months due to the difficulties. She was experiencing managing her daily routine. Seema had stopped going to work. She would spend a lot of time collecting newspapers, boxes, and waste materials. She would repeatedly count the washed clothes and utensils, because she felt if she would not count these, then something terrible would happen. To ease her anxiety, she would continue to be involved in compulsive behavior. If she was stopped from doing this ritualistic behavior. She becomes irritable and aggressive.
She has two school-going children who demanded attention and time from their mother. but because of illness, she could not provide this. Consequently, her relationship with them suffered.
Based on the clinical assessment and history provided by the family. Seema was advised that her diagnosis was that of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It took some time for her to accept that her symptoms and experiences were the outcomes of a mental health condition. Above all the family and patient were educated about OCD. How it results in difficulties in her ability to manage her day-to-day responsibilities towards work and her family. Psychological Therapy – Exposure and response prevention was initiated with her in an outpatient clinic. She would come once a week. Gradually, two sessions in the week started where Seema would come with her family for therapy.
These therapy sessions were further carried out at her home. Where a therapist from the hospital would go on home visits. She is maintaining well for 2 years now. The family has observed changes in her behavior.
She has resumed going to work, is helping her children in her studies, and spending quality time with them. MindPlus Doraha has experience of over three decades in this field which become one of the best OCD treatment center in Punjab. If someone suffers from the same symptoms, contact us.