Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children can be a hard issue to diagnose. Your child may try to hide some of the symptoms, out of confusion or shame.
A child might express fear or concern and, as a parent, you tell them it’s nothing to worry about. Or the reaction seems to be out of proportion to the issue. Some of the common fears for children might be:
There might be more obvious signs that your child/teen are showing.
Other things to watch for:
OCD can impact your child in many ways. Their ability to focus in school, their sleep or their eating habits. It can interfere with their social interactions and fitting in with other kids. Treatment for OCD supports a child in all these areas. It also helps your child break the cycle of obsessions and compulsions.
The counselors at Pathways Counseling Services, want to help your child find relief from this illness that is affecting the pleasures of childhood, normal family life, friendships, and schoolwork. Call us to discuss your concerns with our trained staff.