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Can OCD be cured?

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Answered by

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 22, 2016
Reviewed AtAugust 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My wife is suffering from OCD. She always washes and cleans everything, even electronic things. She will not touch anyone who come from outside. If in case she touches, then she does take bath immediately. If there is any fly at home, she will watch and wash all those things.

Answered by Dr. Aditya Gupta


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From what you have described, it seems to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) only. One thing I want to ask is whether it causes stress to your wife or does she consider her habits as alright. In case, we finally came to a diagnosis of OCD it requires proper treatment that is medications and psychotherapy. Pattern breathing exercises like Sudarshan Kriya will also help her. OCD can be cured if treatment is taken properly. Thank you.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis is

1. OCD.(obsessive-compulsive disorder)

2. OCPD (obsessive-compulsive personality disorder).

Probable diagnosis

The probable diagnosis is OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Treatment plan

The treatment plan includes medications and behavior therapy.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

There is no stress at home. She is free to do anything. She does not want to go to doctors.

Answered by Dr. Aditya Gupta


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Do these symptoms bother your wife? Also, please let me know whether she feels that what she do is irrational. For how long she has been suffering from these symptoms? One more thing, does she expect the same behavior from others? Will she get angry if things do not go as she wants to?

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aditya Gupta
Dr. Aditya Gupta


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