OCD Children’s Lifestyle

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Life with OCD can be very challenging.

Obsessions and compulsions often consume a large amount of time in one’s daily normal life and routine. A lot of energy is usually used up when trying to do things normally like doing school works, running errands or finishing household chores same as with anybody else who does not have the disorder. Social life is often at stake because of the fears, worries and doubts.  A number of children diagnosed with the disorder are having hard time in going to school, accomplishing their tasks in school, doing household chores and having as bond with their friends or family members. It’s hard for them to deal with their friends and classmates or even with schoolmates regarding this matter.  There are also times when they get shy thus, their scholastic performance are affected. They are aware that their obsessions and compulsions are not normal and that others may bully them. These make them hide their symptoms by themselves or prefer to be alone which makes their case worse because there is no outlet for their intense emotions.

Family members, friends and teachers who are related with the patient are also having difficulties in keeping their understanding and patience in dealing with the OCD patient.

They become so stress, as well in, dealing with the child’s obsessions and compulsions but must contain their emotions in order not to trigger the symptoms and make the child feel bad. OCD must not be taken for granted because children may bring it until they grow up if not properly treated and handled. The symptoms of OCD can be so intense that they are intolerable and which need to be addressed to specialists. Children may complain of hearing unnecessary sounds or are being paranoid when parents tell them

There are specialists or counselors or often referred to as therapists who offer treatments for OCD. Their first step or way is to talk with the parents and have a friendly and casual talk with the patient. By this, therapists are able to gather information with regard to the patient like their favorites, hobbies, attitudes, traits, and wants and dislikes. After collecting needed data, recommended treatment will then be explained to the patient and family members.

The OCD treatment will eventually result best if done in cooperation of the parents and the will of the patient to be cured from the disorder.

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