OCD and depression
Doctor Answers (8) on OCD and depression
It is great to see your concern for your brother's condition. It is indeed distressing what he is going through.
By the description given by you, it is most likely a disorder on the lines of obsessions and compulsions. However, there are many questions that remaim unanswered by this description.
The good news is that OCD is a treatable and controllable condition by judicious use of medicines and psychotherapy.
The not-so-good news is that untreated OCD can lead to havoc and can lead to depression and anxiety and also a more severe psychosis.
Since the treatment is tailor-made for each patient, he shall need a detailed evaluation and treatment planning by a psychiatrist.
Pls feel free to contact me for a private consultation in Pune.
But more than that, left untreated, it will cause loss of confidence in the person and possible relationship difficulties and inability to function to the full extent capable. Here is a young individual in his prime who has Obsessive thoughts and rituals. A lot of time and energy gets wasted in these seemingly harmless bit entirely useless compulsions. Look at it this way, if he gets treatment for OCD he can live a fully functional and happy life free of the disorder .
You need to see a Psychiatrist who can then decide on the course of action. Most likely he will require medication, however follow it up with Cognitive Behaviour therapy and counseling for better and long lasting results .
Hope this helps, All the Best!
I believe some where he started liking it for his own reasons and became a habit or other obsession now.
If it is not affecting him in his daily routine you need not worry about. Apparently, as it is affecting him and his people around, it has to be taken care and corrected.
Do consult a Psychologist and understand it better to resolve it.