A huge number of parents are concerned regarding the ocd symptoms in children. Most of the times parents do not realise that their kids are suffering from OCD.
The number of kids suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) is equal to the number suffering from diabetes worldwide. But unfortunately, many people can recognize and understand the symptoms of Diabetes, but very few know about OCD. (I feel , it is better to suffer from Diabetes rather than OCD.)
kid in sorrow
The biggest problem with OCD is sufferers do not know they are the victims of OCD, and it can be cured. This ignorance is clearly seen in kids especially. In the beginning of OCD, when the symptoms like washing, checking, counting, arranging everything in symmetry appear, the kids believe these are quite natural in every one, but gradually when these rituals increase in number, they feel they are not like other kids. They feel something is abnormal with them. When they try to stop performing these compulsions, OCD doesn’t leave them so easily and ultimtely they start feeling ashamed and begin to hide their rituals.