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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children: Signs & Treatment

Watching your child struggle and feeling unable to help them is among the most heartbreaking experiences any parent endures, but it’s a feeling that every parent is sure to encounter at some point.  It may be the loss of a loved one, a breakup, or a dream that is dashed.  However, despite how difficult they may be to witness, most parents understand that these types of problems will improve given time.  In the case of mental health disorders, there often is no such silver lining.  When problems like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) arise in children, parents may not understand the condition or how to address it, finding themselves in completely uncharted territory.

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OCD: An Overview of Effective Treatments

From the outside looking in, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) would seem to be mainstream.  There are regular references to the condition in the media, and most of us have heard the phrase, “I’m so OCD” muttered once or twice.  The problem, however, is that none of these representations are an accurate reflection of what it is truly like to live with OCD. 

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