Many parents work during their child’s early years to establish predictable routines that provide structure and comfort to the child. However, with some children, routines and rituals can become extreme. The child may adhere to strict rituals that are not relaxed as the child grows older.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental illness characterized by anxiety and unwanted thoughts that compel the person to carry out ritualistic behaviors, even when he does not want to. For example, a person with this disorder might have an irrational fear of germs and feel compelled to wash his hands a few times every hour. The [...]
Although the two disorders are very different on paper, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may be connected. In fact, it is very possible for an individual to have both mental health disorders but only be diagnosed with one. Studies are now showing a possible connection between the two. Some research [...]
For children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), little information was available until recently about how different patients might react to various treatments. A new study could assist doctors in knowing ahead of time how certain children with OCD might respond to treatments, and help them make plans accordingly to reach maximum positive behavioral outcomes for [...]