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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Kids

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Do you wash your hands frequently? Are you constantly worried about forgetting your car keys even as you are driving? Do you try to keep a particular item in a particular place again and again?

You might just be suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A person suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety while compulsions are repetitive behaviours in response to an obsessive thought. It is a common, chronic and often long-lasting disorder.

In children, OCD could be evident from as early as the age of 4. There are several myths that surround OCD. The common ones include “clean freaks have OCD,” and “perfectionists have OCD.” 

In general, repeated washing of hands to make them germ-free or dirt-free is one of the most common symptoms of OCD. Other symptoms include double or triple checking of the doors that are already locked or doing any act repeatedly.

For more information on the disorder, myths and facts, case studies, expert opinions and suggestions on helping a child with OCD, flip through the ClipBook “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Kids.”

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