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Teaching Children With Ocd
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
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
Higher than you: might guess. Here's a link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2687723/ OCD is considered to be an anxiety disorder by most, although a smaller group of clinicians consider it to be a mood problem, too. To diagnose it, go to a psychologist, or here's another link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more
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 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 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
Can you tell me if there are any mental health people, specialising in childrens ocd, and aspegers please answer?
Does anyone know of a curriculum for teaching the activities of daily living to preteens with retardation?
Darlene Mannix: Darlene mannix has written several books dealing with special needs. I believe she has a couple of books with curriculum, activity sheets, discussion points, exercises, and evaluation tips for both pre-teen and teens with special needs. Adls are included, but she covers other important life skills as well. ...Read more
Toddlers writing: I recommend checking out a free app called "On Kid Media". It is good place to fine age appropriate learning games and it is for all ages. Make sure your child is always learning when using an iPhone or iPad, as these days children want a little scene time, but make it short and educational. Buy toys that have letters that can be moved on a magnetic board, large enough not to choke on.Make it fun ...Read more
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