Obsessive Behaviors Can Undermine Child's Development

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

We all remember as children how the boys didn't want to be touched by the girls because they had "cooties." All children have worries and doubts, but when they begin to obsess about them, it might hamper their ability to function.

"We all have little obsessions and compulsions here and there, but a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder isn't given unless the behavior begins to impede with how the child functions," said Dr. Thr