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Severe obsessive compulsive disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hoe can I help you?
Doctor :   *how
User :   Good evening
User :   have a medical query
User :   I have a medical query
Doctor :   good evening
Doctor :   plz proceed with your query
User :   It is about my cousin brother who lives with us and he is suffering from evere form of OCD Disorder from last 10 years wih no treatment till now.
User :   Could you please guide me how to seek the teatment for him
User :   I dont know who to consult for the treatmnt
Doctor :   plz provide his age, height and weight
Doctor :   since when he is suffering from the OCD
User :   36 , 5 feet , 8 inch, 60 kg
User :   last 10 years or more
Doctor :   by OCD you mean Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he taking any medications?
User :   His symptoms are. Excessive hand washing, afraid of germs,
User :   No never took anty treatment becouse he was shy
Doctor :   ok
User :   what I need is a best specialist for him forhim
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i US
Doctor :   *in
User :   \In Delhi / Gurgaon
Doctor :   how many times per day does he goes for the hand wash
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you want us to fix up an appointment for you?
User :   when he is at home he does 5 times or more
User :   but spend more than an hour to wash hands
User :   each time
User :   total time he spnds in washing hands daily is around 3,4 hours
Doctor :   ok
User :   and he keep washing them untill they sin comes out
User :   skin
Doctor :   have someone ever asked him why he is doing so?
User :   when he is done washing his hands looks white with skin peling off
User :   Many many times
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wehat he says?
User :   he simply says e not doing anything
Doctor :   What
Doctor :   *
User :   If we confrint him he will lie
Doctor :   ok
User :   he will say he has only washed for 5 mins
Doctor :   ok
User :   he will not agree that it is a obsession
User :   and he is doing it excessively
User :   to him it is normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   why he does so?
Doctor :   did he told ever
User :   he will also not touch any object in the house
Doctor :   that he feels that the hands are a bit dirty?
User :   and will cover his hands with polythene before he touh anything
User :   no he feels other onjects are dirty
User :   and he will get germs transferred to him
User :   he does not give any nlogical reason / answer for his actions
Doctor :   ok
User :   He will ask us to do what he is doing
User :   Want us to wash our hands like him so to keep away from germs
User :   For him , he is right we are wrong
User :   Please help me find him the best specialist who handles such cases in Delhi / gurgaon area
User :   It is effecting our lifes very badly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   at present i dont remember any neurologist in your specified location
User :   Oh I see
Doctor :   i will ask my technical team
User :   Does he require a neurologist or a Psychatrist
Doctor :   to search for the neurologist
User :   Please let me know
Doctor :   first consultation should be with neurologist
User :   or a Pshycologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   if he does not have any organic cause then he will refer to the psychiatrist
User :   ok
Doctor :   first thing is to rule out any organic cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   i will ask my team to look for the neurologist in Delhi and Gurgaon
User :   Actually I have read in newspaper about behaviour therapy to be very sueful in such cases
User :   but could not find a specialist here
User :   Cognitive behaviour therapy
Doctor :   if they will be able to make it out I we will send you the details in the email;
User :   sure
Doctor :   Cognitive behavioral therapy is useful
User :   My email is YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   ok
User :   I appriciate
Doctor :   first thing is to find out if he has some organic cause or not
User :   ok
Doctor :   if nothing will be there then psychiatrist will take over the case
User :   ok
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