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Kindly advise the measures to be taken to manage OCD and PTSD patient?

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Published At February 11, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a friend who is in very much need of an expert. He has been living with his abusive mother his whole life, she even tried to kill him multiple times. Her behavior shows symptoms of OCD, PTSD, and even bipolar. He even tried to take her for counseling, but that made matters worse. As his friend, I am really worried. And I would really appreciate your guidance and help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your friend's mother is showing an aggressive and abusive behavior which indicates serious mental illness. There can be an element of delusion of persecution that is suspiciousness of being killed by her son, which is making mother so violent. I would advise you to tell your friend that he should consult a psychiatrist, his mother may require in-patient treatment. We have very good medicines available nowadays which can control every patient. More the time lapse without treatment, more resistant will be the disease. So it is better to start the treatment as soon as possible.

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

Dr. Vandana Patidar
Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatry

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