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Practical Tools for You
I often have my parents and significant others complete several documents and incorporate various tools. Each situation will vary, but commonly I use:
- Family Accommodation Scale (FAS)
- Hierarchy– Filling out a Hierarchy based on how difficult you think it would be for your loved one to accomplish said task without compulsion. Communicating with them and clarifying expectations and needs can really help in being realistic.
- Support Group / Therapy
- Some of my favorite stories, tools, and resources can be found on my ever-expanding page for OCD.
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Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Gillihan, S. J., Williams, M. T., Malcoun, E., Yadin, E., & Foa, E. B. (2012). Common Pitfalls in Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD. Journal of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, 1(4), 251-257.
What You Need To Know About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (n.d.). Retrieved February 2, 2020, from https://iocdf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/What- You-Need-To-Know-About-OCD.pdf