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How OCD affects kids in school: Therapist explains

Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST
  • From touching an object multiple times to avoiding others, here are a few signs of OCD visible in children in school.
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Obsessive compulsive Disorder can affect people of any age, but at the age of 8-12 years, it is seen to be more rampant in children. It can also start as early as the age of 4. Therapist Maythal Eshaghian wrote, "Children affected by OCD may not always recognise their condition, and many of them actively conceal their symptoms due to feelings of shame or embarrassment. It’s noteworthy that children with OCD often have a higher likelihood of comorbid conditions such as tic disorders, ADHD, and other anxiety disorders."(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Obsessive compulsive Disorder can affect people of any age, but at the age of 8-12 years, it is seen to be more rampant in children. It can also start as early as the age of 4. Therapist Maythal Eshaghian wrote, "Children affected by OCD may not always recognise their condition, and many of them actively conceal their symptoms due to feelings of shame or embarrassment. It’s noteworthy that children with OCD often have a higher likelihood of comorbid conditions such as tic disorders, ADHD, and other anxiety disorders."(Unsplash)

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OCD can severely disrupt the daily functioning of a child. Sometimes the symptoms of OCD are also visible in children in school – such as getting up and sitting repeatedly on the school bench till it feels right. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

OCD can severely disrupt the daily functioning of a child. Sometimes the symptoms of OCD are also visible in children in school – such as getting up and sitting repeatedly on the school bench till it feels right. (Unsplash)

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Asking the same question over and over again also is a sign of OCD, as they feel compelled to do the repetition. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Asking the same question over and over again also is a sign of OCD, as they feel compelled to do the repetition. (Unsplash)

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Touching the same object, a certain number of times and getting trapped in the loop of it is also a sign of OCD seen in kids. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Touching the same object, a certain number of times and getting trapped in the loop of it is also a sign of OCD seen in kids. (Unsplash)

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Avoiding other students, facing difficulty in making friends in school and staying away from teachers is a classic sign of OCD. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Avoiding other students, facing difficulty in making friends in school and staying away from teachers is a classic sign of OCD. (Unsplash)

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Children with OCD also avoid the bathroom in school as they feel that it is a dirty place.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Children with OCD also avoid the bathroom in school as they feel that it is a dirty place.(Unsplash)

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