Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

This information is useful for children
A child playing with blocks may have obsessive-compulsive disorder.

People often use the term OCD casually, to describe someone who is neat and likes to be organized, but that’s a vast understatement. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the diagnosis given when children have intrusive, persistent thoughts and compulsions that interfere with their ability to function. Rooted in anxiety, OCD can arise at any age, preschool through adulthood, but is most likely to appear in the pre-adolescent years.


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