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My 8 y/o, who has a slight learning delay recently began to cross his fingers. he will walk around like this all day. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes but don't panic.: Obsessional behaviors like this can be an early indicator of more serious mental health or developmental problems. However, this might be just a harmless blip in his behavior. Take him to his pediatrician and ask him or her what s'he thinks. Meanwhile, just be alert & observant. Best wishes.

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