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Please kindly answer a few questions.
1) Do you believe his present condition of OCD is related or associated with this TBI of childhood ? If yes what makes you feel that they are inter-related ?
2) How do you think the revelation about his past history of TBI in childhood will improve his understanding of his current OCD and how will it help him to cope with it better ?
I shall get back to you once you reply to my queries.
Thanks for the inputs and insight.
Well, i feel history of TBI should not be told to him at this point of time when he is already struggling with OCD since this revelation of his past medical history may act on him as a stressor which may further flare up his OCD symptoms as it is a well known fact about OCD that the obsessions and compulsive rituals that define OCD become more complex and severe in the wake of a stressful situation or stress. By revealing to him that he has TBI in childhood you may actually bring more stress to his mind with which he shall not be able to understand your genuine motive behind this revelation and eventually he may react badly to this piece of information and may try to distance from you since you have brought him news which has complicated his life even more.
So while i value your conscience behind this approach but i do not feel that the time is ideal for this revelation as contrary to what you believe that this revelation about TBI history may help him to cope better with his present issues but i feel otherwise about the same since this may add unnecessary pressure on him which may further worsen his OCD symptoms and eventually he may start blaming you for his problems.
I hope this makes sense and gives you a different perspective on this whole issue.
Just be there for him and talk to him what he is going through, do not mention TBI at all, just offer moral and emotional support that he needs, this shall be enough from your part.
Wish you and your son all the best.
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