Understanding the causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is critical in freeing your children from its grip. Unfortunately the medical community has yet to determine what causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but 25 years of psychological research has uncovered some answers.
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Many children will develop OCD early, starting between ages seven and 12. In fact, most adults with OCD say their symptoms started when they were children.
According to a comprehensive review of literature on OCD, 10% to 50% of children with OCD have a complete remission of symptoms by late adolescence. A majority of children that continue to experience OCD are able to manage their symptoms with medications and behavioral therapy.
While children with OCPD may not be bothered by their rigid habits, it should be noted that OCPD is a disorder that can significantly impair a child. Children with OCPD can become so preoccupied with small details that they are unable to complete tasks or homework assignments.
Symptoms of OCD in children are not different from those of adults, and they are often marked by obsessive thoughts and fears, such as fear of achievement. Find out why OCD behavior is designed to ward off fear with help from a licensed mental health counselor
In this video from OCD Kids the ABC Special, Bridget who is suffering from OCD is afraid her mother is contaminated and that if she gets too close that she will be contaminated as well.
Here is another video from the ABC Primetime special back in August on OCD in Children where they focused on several different kids suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Fifteen-year-old Bridget cannot hug her own parents. Just sitting on the same couch as them leads her to start twisting, turning and screeching. She fears they are somehow contaminated and it has forced her to stop living at home.
OCD in children can happen at any age. In this video a young child Laura is shown playing with a doll, but she is never satisfied how the little blanket is covering the doll, so she continually rearranges it.
Michelle’s fear of other students being contaminated kept her out school for 4 months. Her fear of germs controlled her life even at home, she was afraid to touch anything, because it was contaminated and showered continually. She even had to…