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Suffering with OCD, habit of washing hands frequently. Am I liable for treatment?

Hello doctor. I am a girl of 23 years old and live in Mauritius. I have been suffering from OCD since 2-3 years and am not following any treatment. I came to know about my problem through this website itself but i can`t follow any treatment since my parents are not supportive. They know that am doing all those rituals like washing hands etc and taking long hours of bath because i feel that am dirty.They know the reason why i behave like this but they do not accept that am suffering from a problem. They scream everytime and say that one day i`ll definitely kill them with the way i behave. Am really fed up and i feel my life has become like hell. My parents always scold at me and they say all this is in my mind and i must know how to fight with it. I wanted to consult a psychologist without letting my parents know about it but since am not working i depend upon them and i was waiting for the day when i get a job to start a treatment. I always cry when they scream at me and now they have started to keep a watch on me when i have a bath etc but i feel more stressed with their attitude. Yesterday my mum was so angry with me that finally she contacted a psychologist.She did this only to make me fear but actually am happy that finally i`ll be able to go and consult a psychologist. But what is making me worried is whether the psychologist will understand my problem?Will my parents understand me after that and try to atleast support me?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you must be going through a difficult time trying to deal with your obsessive-compilsive symptoms. I'm sorry to hear that your parents are not being understanding and supportive to you regarding this. Unfortunately, many people have a poor understanding of psychiatric disorders and some even have a negative attitude towards them.

Anyway, it's good that you have got a appointment with a psychologist. Don't worry, psychologists are well-trained professionals who will be able to explore and ascertain your psychological problem. They will also be supportive to you and advise you and your parents on further management of your problems. Once your parents are able to understand the nature of your problem and that it requires professional help, I'm sure they will be more understanding and supportive.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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