OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

GETTING DIAGNOSIS:

AFTER DIAGNOSIS:

Recognize the signs:

have trouble concentrating on schoolwork, or enjoying activities

 

feel and act irritable, upset, sad, or anxious 

 

seem unsure of whether things are OK

 

have trouble deciding or choosing

 

take much too long to do everyday tasks, like getting dressed, organizing a backpack, completing homework, or taking a shower

 

get upset and lose their temper if they can't make something perfect or if something is out of place

 

insist that a parent say or do something an exact way

Sometimes a child or teen can get preoccupied with repetitive thoughts, or actions that, to the outsider, seem foolish and illogical. These recurring ideas (obsessions) and repeated actions (com­pulsions) are uncontrollable, and can upset their lives and ultimately disrupt the nor­mal functioning of their families.

Did you know that...?

Did you know that...

Somewhere between 1 to 5 out of every 100 children and youth have OCD.

**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.

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