Someone asked me, “How do you talk to someone about OCD if you think they may be dealing with it?”
That’s a great question. A tricky one too.
I’m not even sure I know the answer besides carefully, gently, and with compassion.
I thought I’d pose it to you, my blog readers: does anyone have any advice for how to stage an OCD intervention?
Lots of posts about OCD and ERP at jackieleasomers.com/OCD.
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Wow. That is a good question. I think it needs to be done very carefully and with consideration that each person is very different. I also think that it needs to be done by someone who has a good relationship with the sufferer – so it does not seem like they are just a “project” to fix. Lastly, I also think it would probably be good to consult an OCD knowledgeable psychologist first, as well.
Well, I guess you could ask them if something’s bothering, if you are really close, or ask someone who is to do it.