Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often rooted in anxiety. If your child has OCD the majority of the disorder related quirks will correspond directly with their fears. While there is nothing wrong with having a routine, if your child’s obsessive compulsive tendencies start to affect their daily life, this could be a sign that they have OCD.
Below we are letting you in on a few of the signs and symptoms of OCD in children.
Symptoms Of Childhood OCD
- If your child has to do something a specific number of times
- Obsessive washing and fear of germs
- They worry about what could go wrong often
- The need to know everything before participating in an activity
- Repeated behaviors like checking if something is closed or locked
While OCD in children is not super common, it is a disorder that needs to be addressed more. This is because the longer your child deals with OCD the harder it will be for them to break any compulsive cycles. Here at Reboot, we would be happy to work with your child on redirecting his or her compulsive behaviors.
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How Is OCD Treated In Children?
One of the main ways to treat OCD in children is through multiple types of therapy. The majority of these will focus on helping children learn how to let go of their fears and release compulsive thoughts or tendencies. Another way to help your child may be through family therapy.
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Work With The OCD Specialists At Reboot
Does your child have OCD or another related anxiety disorder? Our team has lots of experience working with children and we make sure that each of our treatment plans are created specific to your child’s individual needs. Contact us today to set up your first appointment, or to ask any questions that you have about OCD.