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Ocd In Children Causes
Evaulation by a pro: Obsessive thought and compulsive behaviors that result in significant dysfunction is uncommon in it's full form at 5yrs, however people you go on to develop full blown OCD often report very early symptoms. Clearly an evaluation by a good chil;d psychiatrist would be important to determine appropriate treatment. There are many good behavioral and nutritionally based approaches for young children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?
Maybe, maybe not: Children may have an intense interest in a wide variety of things without meriting any pathological diagnosis. Also this intense interest in dinosaurs would not be enough to diagnose ocd, although it could be related. http://tinyurl.com/k2dftl4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCD in Children: Medicines should only be considered when there are moderate to severe OCD symptoms. Both cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and medicine effectively treat OCD in children and teens. OCD medicines control & decrease symptoms, but do not "cure" the disorder. OCD is usually well controlled when the right trxmt, but symptoms can often return when the child stops taking the mediciine--SSRIs, Tricyc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which SSRI is best to treat Anxiety/OCD in children.I heard Prozac (fluoxetine) can increase it at first. Is it best choice for anxoius but not depressed but kids?
No SSRI is "best": Medication choices for children are limited. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one that has been approved for Pediatric use and can be effective for both anxiety and depression. A Child Psychiatrist is best equipped to evaluate and decide on the medication needed.The risks of certain dangerous side effects are greater in children and young adults. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big question: The short answer is a combination of biopsychosocial factors that predispose, with environmental factors that may flip the switch into disorder. Some have wondered about infectious agents being one of these environmental stimuli. For more, see: http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/guide/obsessive-compulsive-disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that simple: There are two main components of obessessive-compulsive disorder (a type of anxiety disorder): (1) intrusive and inappropriate thoughts, impulses, or images that cause a lot of anxiety or distress, and (2) repetitive behaviors (including mental "acts") that a person feels driven to perform in response to the obsession (or according to rigidly applied rules). There is even more to this diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tackling Obsessions: Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. We don't understand what causes obsessions. For help tacking obsessions, see http://bit.Ly/1azqpnh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If the ocd messages that are directing the individual on a fairly constant basis, it's like trying to have two conversations at once. The interference would make it hard to understand people. Especially complex interactions would be quite difficult. You are wise to recognize this and i hope you can find a good therapist to help get the ocd under control. It's not easy, but it is possible. Best! ...Read more
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