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Doctor insights on: My Child Is Exhibiting Ocd Behaviors

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What are the causes of OCD in a child?

What are the causes of OCD in a child?

Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) and environmental factors (changes in the child's world including relationship issues, abuse, school issues) may trigger or worsen ocd. ...Read more

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Can OCD develop in a child as young as 2 or 3 years?

Can OCD develop in a child as young as 2 or 3 years?

It is possible: It is possible. Many children that young have some behaviors that might be called ocd...They like to line up their toys etc...It is hard to label it true OCD that lung. If you are concerned about this then being seen by your physician to discuss it further is warranted. ...Read more

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Hi, My child is suffering from OCD what should I do?

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My child is suffering from OCD what should I do?

Hard to say: You have provided no history, so I'll assume no treatment has been started.There are treatments available but these should be coordinated through the kids doc and a child psychiatrist.Proper evaluation of his basic health is needed before any medication is tried. The medications involved have potential side effects so they should be prescribed and followed by someone who does it on a regular basis ...Read more

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Can a child fully recover from OCD by the time he is an adult?

Yes and no.: There are no known cures for ocd, which tends to wax and wane over time. However, there are well-established treatments, both medications and behavioral interventions, that can markedly diminish the impairment OCD can cause and help the child continue developing normally in other arenas of life. Cbt has been shown to be especially effective in reducing the likelihood of future episodes. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a young child has ocd?

How can you tell if a young child has ocd?

OCD: Compulsive behaviors characterized by orderliness, conscientiousness, reliability and the desire not to make mistakes, to complete tasks by taking responsibility seriously. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic event as a child cause you to develop ocd?

Yes, but: Although such is not always the case... Some patients with OCD were never abused, and some people who experienced traumas as children develop other disorders than ocd, or none at all... ...Read more

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What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

A good doctor: A board certified child psychiatrist would be the best one to help sort out the various conditions you mentioned. I would tackle first the one which is the greatest problem at the present time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Not that we know.: However, if asking whether it's genetic or not, there seems to be a genetic component to all of those disorders with odd (opositional defiant disorder) having no known link. Anxiety, especially panic disoder and agoraphobia, have a somewhat stronger link but not to the degree tourettes and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) have. No brain "development issues" have been found in these disorders. ...Read more

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Does OCD as a child predispose you to anorexia later in life?

Does OCD as a child predispose you to anorexia later in life?

Possibly: Most people with eating disorders have complex issues (comorbidities) including generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, ocd, depression, poor self image, ad/hd and others. So, compared to kids without ocd, those with it are more likely to have associated conditions, including eating disorders. ...Read more

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