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Understanding my friend

Postby Ravenheart90 » Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:32 pm


there is a friend I have, who appears to have OCD.

She told me once, that she was atationary in a hospital for mental health issues one year long.

But not what it was.

The "symptoms" she is having are very similar to what it's said about OCD.

Now, she has basically noone around herself who understands it, nor treat her well. Which makes it even worse.

A lot of insecurity, assuming she did something wrong and isolate herself, stuck in decision making so she comes late to dates for hours at times.

Now, I'd appreciate it a lot, if someone can help me to understand her better.

Sometimes I feel like, instead of telling me things personally, as she thinks it might hurt me, she talks about another person, yet still kinda tells me what she want to, hoping I realize it? Is that possible?

And are there any specific things I need to be aware of, things that might scare her, or triggers that let her do bad decisions f.e.

Appreciate any advice.
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Re: Understanding my friend

Postby Otter » Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:01 pm

If I am reading you correctly, you said she was in a hospital for one year, being treated for mental issues. I don't think I have ever heard of anyone being treated "in-patient" for OCD (unless there were other issues), and certainly not for a year.

If she is hinting at her issues, can you just ask her to tell you directly? I am sorry she has no one to help with these issues. She doesn't have a doctor or therapist?
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