OCD in Coronavirus Pandemic, this is the topic for today. OCD here means Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. These times are difficult for everyone, especially for those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Eminent Psychiatrist Dr. Devendra Save explains how it is to be a patient of OCD in the times of the pandemic.
OCD in Coronavirus Pandemic
Dr. Devendra Save says, “Although many people associate OCD with only obsessive cleanliness – a habit that might seem helpful in the midst of an outbreak – the reality is much more complicated than that. For many people, OCD involves extreme intrusive thoughts about harm coming to oneself or loved ones. The stress of an outbreak can intensify those fears, leading to a resulting increase in compulsive behavior, like time-consuming rituals that disrupt one’s life or extreme self-isolation. The anxiety that ongoing COVID 19 pandemic brings along can trigger major symptoms for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you know any OCD sufferer, check upon them. Ask them how they’re doing. Ask how they would like you to support them. Be there for them.”