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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08031: Briggs, Miles (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that health professionals who work with people living with with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) inform them of the (a) activities that can be carried out at home to help deal with the condition and (b) details of support groups in their area.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 21 March 2017

Subject to the wishes of patients, community mental health teams involve families and carers routinely in the care and treatment of patients. Individual care plans allow consideration to be given to physical, mental and social aspects of the management of patients, including patients with OCD. Social prescribing and community resources are commonly used tools. Digital resources like NHS Inform provide details of a range of such resources for people living with OCD. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd