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Obsessive compulsive cleanliness disorder, weakness, thinking only about cleaning. Treatment?

hello Dr. my mother is suffring from obsessive compulsive cleanliness disorder.. plz tel me how to overcome from this disease... day by day she is becoming so weak.. she is suffring from since last five years... before she was not much into cleanliness but now a days she only think about cleanliness...this disease is spoiling her life.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

welcome to health care magic

Yes she is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Consult a psychiatrist at the earliest for proper treatment. The treatment options are-
1) Drugs like SSRIs - Paroxetine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline; TCAs - Clomipramine
2) Psychotherapy- Behaviour therapies
3) Relaxation exercises like yoga or meditation

Good Luck
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Arun Kr Mishra's  Response
She requires cognitive behavior therapy and proper medication for O.C.D.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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