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Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Ricardo Bernal
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: All hand in hand...
Think of your own experience - anxiety: subjective feeling of being overwhelmed when not in control.
We gain control by creating routines/patterns (excess=ocd), but we're also quite stubborn and unwilling to accept redirection if not comfortable for us (excess= odd) - "bad attitude" due to anxiety(?).Tourette's:perceived to be neurologic, but anxiety flares it up - all related brain pathways?

In brief: All hand in hand...
Think of your own experience - anxiety: subjective feeling of being overwhelmed when not in control.
We gain control by creating routines/patterns (excess=ocd), but we're also quite stubborn and unwilling to accept redirection if not comfortable for us (excess= odd) - "bad attitude" due to anxiety(?).Tourette's:perceived to be neurologic, but anxiety flares it up - all related brain pathways?
Dr. Ricardo Bernal
Dr. Ricardo Bernal
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Neurochemical abnorm
Each of these disorders is related to abnormal neurochemical balance, that becomes evident during child development.

In brief: Neurochemical abnorm
Each of these disorders is related to abnormal neurochemical balance, that becomes evident during child development.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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