Tips for helping a family member or friend with OCD
•Negative comments or criticism can make OCD worse
•Don’t scold someone with OCD or tell the person to stop performing rituals
•Be as kind and patient as possible
•Do not play along with your loved one’s OCD rituals.
•Create a pact to not allow OCD to take over family life
•Communicate positively, directly and clearly.
•Find the humor.