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 Disability Information - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

 

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Download the booklet "Kids and OCD" by Constance H. Foster, Ph.D. (PDF, 17 pages, 336k)  Includes resources and more.  Excerpt: "When I was a little girl, it seemed like I was afraid of everything! Now, I know thatís not so strange because lots of kids are afraid of things like spiders, snakes, and the dark. As a matter of fact, those are fears that many kids have. But I was different because I was afraid of many other things, too.  And do you know what? Most of the things that frightened me you couldnít even see! I was worried about so many things that I used to spend hours trying to find ways to make myself feel better. Not only was this hard to do, but it was also tricky to not let other people know or see what I was doing. After all, I didnít want my friends to think that I was different from them."

 

For more information on OCD, visit http://www.ocfoundation.org.

 

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School Psychologist: Self-critical Child Could be Showing Obsessiveness - My son is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. Dwayne is an excellent student and never gives us a problem at home. My concern is that he is overly neat and very self-critical. He always thinks he could have done things better, even when he receives an A at school or praise for something he has done at home. What can I do to help him relax and feel better about himself?

 

Read the article "Like Drugs, Talk Therapy Can Change Brain Chemistry" - After six years of twice-weekly psychotherapy sessions, Eric had plenty of insight. But his anxiety level had barely changed.

 

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Behavior Therapy Best for Kids With OCD - Children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder respond better to talk therapy than to antidepressants alone, but a combination of the two approaches to treat OCD may work wonders, a government-funded study group finds.

 

Gene Found for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - U.S. and Japanese researchers said on Thursday they had found a genetic mutation that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses, and said some patients had a second mutation that made their conditions worse. The rare finding could make it easier to discover good treatments for the disorder, one of the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide.

 

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