Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Children & Adolescents: A Guide
You may know a child who suffers from obsessive thoughts about germs or illness or something bad happening. Maybe you know a child who is consumed by compulsive behaviors such as hand washing, checking, arranging, or counting. These are just some of the symptoms of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Guide is a 66 page booklet that deals specifically with the occurrence of OCD in young children and teens. The causes of OCD are addressed as well as treatments for childhood OCD. A lengthy section of the booklet discusses behavior therapy and medication use in children. Medication doses and side effects are discussed, and advice on management of side effects is included.
Information relevant to schools and parenting is also included, with specific information about school performance, informing teachers, and how OCD can affect the family.
Written by Dr. Hugh Johnston, a child psychiatrist who is a leading expert on this topic, and Information Specialist Jay Fruehling, this booklet is useful not only to the parents of children with OCD, but also to social workers, therapists, school psychologists, teachers and anyone else in need of information about childhood OCD.