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Signs of OCD

The signs of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) that are common to adults are also common to children and teenagers.

Obsessions and Fears about Dirt and Contamination

Need for Order or Symmetry

Hoarding or Saving Obsessions

Obsessions with Sexual Content

Repetitive Rituals

Religious Obsessions and Compulsions

Obsessions with Aggressive Content

Obsessions with Food and Weight

Superstitious Fears

Checking Compulsions

Other Common Compulsions

Source: Adapted from Brain Lock, Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Regan Books, 1996, pp. xvii

Recognize yourself or your loved one?

If you or your loved one experience the signs of OCD above, it's important to discuss them with your family doctor especially if you have not been diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). It's important, especially if you think your young child or teenager may be experiencing them as well. The sooner the signs of OCD are caught, the sooner treatment can be started.

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