Childhood Anxiety Disorder

Rick D'Alli, MD

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by unwanted, disturbing thoughts that cause overwhelming anxiety (obsessions) and repetitive, ritualized behaviors performed to relieve the anxiety (compulsions). It is equally prevalent among girls and boys.

Other symptoms:

  • Washing, checking, ordering rituals

  • Disturbing, unwanted thoughts

OCD can occur as early as age 6 years.


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