Hi Victoria, My daughter (15 in oct) has severe ocd, I can’t even begin to describe on a daily basis what we are living with as I’m sure you know! She has been accepted under camhs & has appointment with psychiatrist on mon & psychologist next fri. They are thinking she needs meds with therapy to follow. Suspected aspergers with ocd as a coping mechanism during lockdown/schoolwork from home. The outside world have no idea what we go through on daily basis & it doesn’t help when people tell you that you’re not being firm enough with your child! Omg, I can’t believe we are still trying to educate people in mental health & autism ! My daughter is an absolute delight, polite, funny, bright, affectionate but struggles with friendships, social cues, fitting in. But yet she is adored by many (flown under the radar for many years although I’ve been aware of her aspergers traits as her cousin was diagnosed in his early years). She has been lost somewhere in the last 18 months, I was even criticised for asking for help way back last year, but as a mum, you know !! I really hope the meds start to work for your daughter and you can start the journey of her understanding herself & managing her ocd x I honestly really feel for you as we have experienced some surreal weeks latterly here, Including hoovering the outside patio every night. Take care
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