Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is diagnosed when there are persistent intrusive thoughts and/or symptoms of irrational ritualistic behavior. A person must exhibit these symptoms for a large period of time over the course of at least two weeks. He or she cannot control or prevent their behavior. Psychiatrist and psychologists diagnoses OCD using the Obsession The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale test.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is estimated to affect one in every 100 children. It is a neurobiological anxiety disorder characterized by "a pattern of intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors." [A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia] This week, we'll focus on OCD in children, how symptoms manifest and what parents can do to help…