23 September 2019 - 12:44
Hello, my son was diagnosed with OCD earlier this year. I think he's probably had it quite a long time - it may have come and gone before - but it's been particularly bad for the last 18 months.
We have been seeing a Clinical Psych. weekly since May but we're really not seeing any improvements- this last week has been the absolute worst week for him that I can remember. I don't know if it's been exacerbated by the 'homework' he was given in his last session - to say out loud the thoughts he's having, to sit with the anxiety for a while and to do the opposite of the obsession/compulsion. This week he's barely slept as he spends all night talking to himself trying to control it.
He's 16 and having such a hard time, it's heartbreaking. He thinks he's a bad person and he has to do all these rituals as otherwise he'll go blind or deaf.
I don't really know why I'm posting this but I wondered if there were others in similar situations, or any positive stories about some form of recovery.