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My daughter is exhibiting signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

My ten-year-old daughter has been exhibiting symptoms of OCD. I noticed her chapped hands about three months ago and since then she has developed checking rituals which involve lengthy examinations of her clothing, arms and hands. She does not wish … Continue reading

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Can some OCDs be treated without medication?

Can some OCDs be treated without medication? People with OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder have repeated unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and engage in repeated unwanted behaviors (compulsions). Some examples of OCD are: Compulsive hand washing often with obsessions of hands being … Continue reading

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What is the treatment success rate for OCD in children?

What is the cure rate for children with OCD?  Or, better yet, what is the management rate for children with OCD?  Can this disorder be helped in children? Children with obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, have repeated thoughts, images or impulses … Continue reading

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Is my cousin at increased risk for Post Partum Depression?

My cousin is pregnant and has a history of depression. Is she at risk for post partum depression? Is post partum depression any different from regular depression? What can I do to help? Post partum depression (PPD) occurs in 10-20% … Continue reading

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What is wrong with my twelve-year-old?

My twelve-year-old son has become more and more grumpy and angry. He used to be pretty even tempered. I don’t know what is going wrong. What can I do? We all have bad patches, it could be that is what … Continue reading

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My nephew is constantly washing his hands, how can I help him?

My thirteen-year-old nephew is always washing his hands. I mean it makes sense to wash your hands several times a day. He washes his hands for hours a day. He tries to hide it but his hands are raw. He … Continue reading

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