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Wondering if you might have obsessive compulsive disorder?
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My child has OCD: one mother’s story
When traditional therapy wasn’t enough to treat her son’s OCD, one mother set forth on a brave new journey that took her across the country to finally find a solution at Rogers.
Rogers- Nashville care team provides OCD education through assessment of radio show host
An email to Nashville radio host Ty Bentli from the Ty, Kelly, and Chuck morning show made him think twice about comments he made.
Food fight! Winning the battle to establish healthy eating habits
Quick tips to help your child learn to love new foods from Samantha Hamby, registered dietitian at Rogers Behavioral Health-Nashville.
ASD vs. OCD symptoms in children
Children on the autism spectrum are often extra attentive to detail, enjoy having things just so and prefer the structure of daily patterns. These behaviors probably please your child and help him or her navigate the world around them.
What is Symptom Accommodation for Pediatric OCD?
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) isn’t easy, especially when you’re a child or teenager. Every day, your treatment team is asking you to face your worst fears and avoid using your repetitive behaviors or rituals to control your anxiety. Because treatment can be difficult, it’s necessary for parents to be actively involved in their child’s care plan and not participate in symptom accommodation.
DSM-5 Offers New Criteria for OCD, PTSD and Anxiety
ADSM-5 OCD, PTSD, Anxiety few of the primary changes in DSM-5 include the reorganization of chapters for better groupings of disorders – including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – and the framework within those chapters that recognizes age-related aspects. This is important because it reflects the nature of some disorders within a patient’s lifespan. DSM-5 lists diagnoses that are most applicable to infancy and childhood first, followed by those that are more common to adolescence and early adulthood, ending with those that are often diagnosed later in life.
Does My Child Have OCD? When to Seek Help
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions or compulsions leading to distress, thereby interfering with overall functioning. Although a diagnosis of OCD only requires the presence of obsessions or compulsions, the majority of children usually experience both. OCD can appear any time between preschool and adulthood, but most commonly surfaces between ages 8 and 12 or between the late teens and adulthood. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 200 children and adolescents has OCD.
School refusal is common after holiday breaks
Holiday break is supposed to be just that – a chance for kids to get break from homework and tests. Children are expected to return to school, rejuvenated, ready to learn more. But for some kids, this simply isn’t the case. For children affected by mental illness, these transitions can be even more difficult. For children with ADHD, it becomes an issue of having to concentrate even harder in order to keep up with new material. For the child with social anxiety, the idea of returning to school can create resistance. For many other children, holiday breaks translate into relief from bullying or social situations where friendships are difficult or nonexistent. Returning to this environment is not something these children look forward to.