Obsessive Compulsive Disorder vs. Normal Child Behaviors
The following compares behaviors in children and adolescents with and without OCD.
||Aren't overly time-consuming.|
|Are disruptive of normal routine.
||Don't interfere with routine.|
|Create distress or frustration.
||Create enjoyment or sense of mastery.|
|Make child believe he or she has to do them.
||Are habits the child wants to do.|
|Appear bizarre or unusual.
|Become more elaborate and demanding with time.
||Become less important and change over time.|
|Must be executed precisely to prevent adverse consequences.
||Can be skipped or changed without consequences.|
Source: Chansky, Freeing Your Child From OCD (2000)
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