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What is a good medication for OCD in children?

What is a good medication for OCD in children?

First, accurate diag: is most important. For true OCD, there are several behavioral interventions which should be tried first. See a child-adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are some ways to deal with OCD in children age five? 

What are some ways to deal with OCD in children age five? 

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 more

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Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?

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 more

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Can you tell me if there are any mental health people, specialising in childrens ocd, and aspegers please answer?

Can you tell me if there are any mental health people, specialising in childrens ocd, and aspegers please answer?

Yes there are: Take a look at psychology today's website ; search for child psychologists who specialize in ocd and/or asperger's in your area. ...Read more

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If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

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

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Can any doc tell me what's the best medication for OCD in children?

Can any doc tell me what's the best medication for 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, Tricyc ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Do I have ocd?

Do I have ocd?

OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions include fears pf contamination, losing control, harm to self or others, perfectionism, unwanted sexual thoughts, and religious correctness. Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking, repeating behaviors, counting, and undoing. ...Read more

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Can OCD be treated?

Can OCD be treated?

YES, esp. thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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