OCD in Children

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is thought to occur in between 1-4% of the child and adolescent population. In real terms that could mean that in an average primary school of 500 pupils there could be between 5 and 20 young people struggling with OCD.

OCD is a serious condition that can cause major disruption to the lives of young people and their families. OCD tends not to go away on its own and without treatment it is likely to persist into adulthood. In fact, many adults who receive a diagnosis of OCD report that some symptoms started during childhood.

Watch our information and real life experience films below or view and download our fact sheet and supporting presentation.

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OCD in Children Information Film

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OCD And Me: Real Life Child Mental Health Experiences

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Parenting a child with OCD: Kitty

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How to Recognise Symptoms of Obsession/OCD

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How to Recognise Symptoms of Compulsion/OCD

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OCD in children: Tips For Teachers

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