By Josiane Cobert
Obsessive Compulsive sickness (OCD) could be a devastating challenge not only for kids but in addition for fogeys, households, and pals. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your kid's Obsessive Compulsive ailment is a straight forward advisor that might increase your wisdom of the sickness and resolution your questions about analysis, reason, remedy, and diagnosis for kids with OCD. Written by means of a professional psychologist, besides contributions from real mom and dad, this publication is a superb source for studying and dealing with the clinical and emotional results on a baby with OCD.
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I read somewhere that infections can actually cause OCD. Is this true? What is PANDAS? OCD is not an actual infection. There are no bacteria or viruses in the brain that cause OCD and that could be treated with antibiotics or anti-viral medications. However, there are a group of diseases sometimes seen after treated infections (bacterial and viral). OCD occurring after infection is known as PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections). The idea that some cases of OCD may be due to a previous infection is inspired by the disease model of another neuropsychiatric problem, Sydenham chorea, which in some cases may be seen after bacterial infections.
100 Q&A About Your child’s ocd If you go privately for a consultation, it is a good idea to go first for a full evaluation by a child psychiatrist. A child psychiatrist can evaluate your child’s full physical and emotional health, both as a developing individual and also in his or her familial and social context. Then, the child psychiatrist will help you coordinate all needed services and will follow your child regularly to evaluate the progression of the treatment. The psychiatrist is also the one who should monitor any psychiatric medications your child may be taking.
There are two broad groups of compulsions. The first is ideational compulsions, which involve mental conceptualization; the second is motor compulsions, which involve movement. Ideational compulsions involve thinking processes. They include mental counting; using ritualized thought patterns, such as picturing specific things or repeating words or sentences; special prayers repeated in a set manner; mental list making; and mental reviewing. ) Table 2â•…Common types of ideational compulsions Type Associated Behaviors Counting Mentally ordering objects, numbers, or words in some “favorable” combination List making Making mental lists of shopping items or activities Praying Praying mechanically without religious finality Motor compulsions may be of four types: • The aggressive type includes hair pulling, self-hitting, cutting, and head banging.