Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Helping Children & Adolescents (Patient Centered Guides)

By: Mitzi Waltz

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common psychiatric problems faced by children, although frequently not diagnosed or treated. OCD is a neurological illness. Many children diagnosed with OCD also turn out to have other brain-based disorders, particularly attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Psychiatrists sometimes categorize patients who have certain common OCD behaviors as "counters," "cleaners," "checkers," and "hoarders."Childhood OCD can be a truly debilitating disability, not just a minor problem or personality quirk. Children with OCD experience extreme anxiety, embarrassment, sometimes even harassment, because of this disorder. Their OCD symptoms often prevent them from building good relationships, from achieving their best in school, and from having a normal childhood. The effects of this disruption can be painful and lifelong.The good news is that OCD is very treatable. With prompt, consistent intervention, most young people with OCD can wrest back control of their lives. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder helps parents:

    Secure an accurate and complete diagnosisLive with OCD in the family: using effective parenting techniques, building support systems, and handling difficult issuesUnderstand medical interventionsExplore therapeutic and other interventions, such as cognitive therapy and vitamins or supplementsGet care with an existing health plan, even with no coverage of "mental disorders"Navigate the special education system
Author Mitzi Waltz, an advocate for children's neurological issues, has included the stories of dozens of parents and adolescents.

Title: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Helping Children & Adolescents (Patient Centered Guides)

Author Name: Mitzi Waltz

Categories: Psych: OCD,

Publisher: Patient Centered Guides: April 2000

ISBN Number: 1565927583

ISBN Number 13: 9781565927582

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 264747