The Effects Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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The Effects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children Ruthelis Charleston Kean University The Effects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, mainly known as OCD, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes consistent unwanted thoughts that intrude upon the mind, which then precedes to compulsive behaviors which are unneeded actions that one feels must be done over and over again in certain consistent ways (Hyman, 2003). This disorder affects it’s every person in many different ways. People with OCD have obsessions, most of the time it is accompanied by an outward compulsion, but not always. When these obsessions are not accompanied by a physical reflection of a compulsion, there are compulsive thoughts that are brought to mind to get rid of the obsessions (Hyman 2003). OCD does not only affect adults, but it can affect children and adolescents as well. In most recent years, this disorder has become more common in children and adolescents. All children have negative thoughts and worries sometimes, however children with OCD are unable to stop their unwanted thoughts and urges regardless of what they do. Because of these obsessions, children with this disorder are more than likely to act upon these disturbing thoughts and perform repetitive behaviors in an attempt to try to get these continuous thoughts to stop. What causes these obsessions in children is yet to be determined, although many studies

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