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During psycho education
If they have no understanding of what is OCD and the rationale of treatment.
During psycho education, CORDIOLI (2008) points out that it is desirable that the same explanations that are given to the patient may be given to them together before the start of therapy, so that they understand what the disorder is, to be clarified your questions and receive guidance regarding attitudes more appropriate
Such as: "do not enhance rituals, not offering, even in moments of great anxiety and avoid criticism and hostility event occurring lapses or relapses."
Can be of great help the periodic contact with the family to receive new guidelines and discussion of problems
According CORDIOLI (2007), and some psychotherapeutic techniques called behavioral and cognitive treatments more effective at the moment are some medications that have been initially used in the treatment of depression and subsequently was discovered to be effective in reducing the symptoms of OCD.
This author points out that the effectiveness of the medications ranges from 40 to 60% of patients and is the first choice if there are other associated problems such as the most common are depression and anxiety.
Also emphasizes that usually begins with medicine "when symptoms are severe or disabling and the patient is unable to perform the exercises suggested in therapy.
" However, they often cause undesirable side effects, but considering the modern are better tolerated second range (2001)
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