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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a rare anxiety disorder that is characterized by compulsions and obsessions. It would lead to many mental issues and disrupt your daily life. It is estimated that the condition affects around 1% to 2% of adolescents and children, typically from 7 to 12 years old. Sometimes OBD would go unrecognized, particularly when kids want to hide their signs and parents don’t know exact symptoms. Keep reading this guide to learn more about some basic symptoms, causes, and treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

4 Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Thoughts

It can be hard to notice signs of obsessions as they tend to be internal thoughts that might or might not have associated external actions. In addition, many kids often hide these signs from parents or teachers. Thus, the symptoms might be unnecessarily worrying or misinterpreted. In many cases, the only thing that adults might see is longer time being alone or in the bedroom or bathroom than others. Some common obsessions that often occur in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder include concern about germs, fear of hurting other people, worries about accidents, or sexual thoughts. [1]