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Concerned excessively about cleanliness, washing hands frequently. Is anything wrong with this behavior?

My Wife has some unusual activities:- 1. Washing her hand every minutes while cooking food. 2. To Soak the hands she needs a new washed clothes each time. 3. Changing Home Dress twice a day. 4. Doesn t touch her inner washed Clothes after Bath. 5. Taking too much care of Cleanliness while having relation. Please tell me this is unusual or not . When Step should I have to take for this.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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Your above symptoms indicate presence of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in your wife. For management you should visit psychiatrist. Usually in treatment medicines and CBT are used.

Till you take specialist consultation aerobic exercise, breathing exercise, healthy diet and yoga will help her. It is better to take consultation early as untreated case may lead to depression.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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