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How to Recognize and Support Your Child with OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects individuals of all ages, including children. It is characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that an individual feels driven to perform to alleviate the anxiety caused by the obsessions.

Does My Child Suffer From Anxiety?

It is usual for children to experience anxiety as they worry about new experiences or interacting with new people. Sometimes, the anxiety can become more serious. You may find your child is afraid to go to school or leave your side. They may find it difficult to go to bed alone. Anxious children often require frequent reassurance, and their behavior can make it difficult to make friends. They can develop an anxiety disorder that requires treatment. 

Key Indicators to Identify Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD can happen after living through an intensely frightening event. But symptoms take time to appear. Knowing the telltale signs aids in quick help-seeking.

What to Do If a Child or Teen Refuses to Go to School

Instances of children and teenagers refusing to attend school can place substantial stress on families, potentially leading to parent-child relationship conflicts and detrimental impacts on the young person's academic progress.

How Do I Know Whether I Have ADHD? – Part 2

This article will delve into common conditions that can mimic ADHD symptoms. This is not an exhaustive list but aims to highlight some prevalent issues that may lead individuals to believe they have ADHD, emphasizing the importance of evaluation by a trained professional.

How Do I Know if I Have OCD?

bsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a psychiatric disorder that can cause significant distress and impairment to individuals and their families.

How Do I Know Whether I Have ADHD? - Part 1

If you're reading this article, then you're probably a teenager or adult who is struggling with attention-related challenges.

What is “Pure O” OCD?

This article explores the concept of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) presenting with obsessions but without any visible compulsions. We'll initially delve into the foundations of OCD and then elucidate the possible reasons for the absence of compulsions.