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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.See 2 more doctor answers
Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?
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, TricycSee 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.See 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.See 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.See 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.See 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if there are any mental health people, specialising in childrens ocd, and aspegers please answer?
M South Indian.Are research still going on regarding the causes for OCD?Does it vary from person to person like ocd itself.my case it is reassurance.
Yes, hope is real: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and many psychiatric disorders have significant research going currently as to underlying cause(s). We definitely know what we now diagnose appears to be on the surface level. OCD and others disorders likely have many underlying factors that lead to what we label each one. The good news is we know combination therapies which may include meds with therapy can help.See 1 more doctor answer
Not really: You're looking at OCD a bit backwards. The behaviors are symptoms of the disorder, not caused by the disorder. For you one of your compulsive behaviors may be self-stimulation, a nice way to say masturbation. It could just as easily be washing hands 100 times a day, or changing your shoes every 5 minutes. since this is an anxiety disorder, sexual symptoms /behaviors may indicate problems there
OCD does not cause: masturbation or anything else. It can get your attention so focused on any behavior that you start doing that compulsively to ward off imagined dangers, most of which one cannot even name. Thus one can count objects, walk a certain way, etc. but it is the symptom, not the cause. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD for support. Peace and good health.
Not directly: Obviously, having severe OCD symptoms can be discouraging or even depressing, but mood changes are not an inherent part of ocd. When depression sometimes coincides with OCD — and it does somewhat more than chance would suggest — it is diagnosed separately. On a related note, ssri antidepressants also can treat OCD symptoms, as they help anxiety disorders too.See 3 more doctor answers
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...
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!
Possible: OCD can present in many ways. If you are distracted and in your head fixated on certain thoughts you might not be focused on what people are saying to you. The best way to figure it out is to sit down and talk to someone who can help you sort it out.
My horrible OCD symptoms started to come back today which caused me to ponder about death as a solution. What can I do TODAY, not later, to help?
Seek help tonight: I strongly encourage you to see a healthcare professional right away. Ask a trusted friend or family member to go with you to a local er or call your personal doctor and ask their opinion of where you should go to be evaluated. There are both medical and non medical solutions to what you are going through. Please seek help now.See 2 more doctor answers
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