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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

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Signs and Symptoms of OCD

All Signs & Symptoms of OCD

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with OCD:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
AnxietyOften5 mentions
Compulsive behaviorOften5 mentions
Angry behaviorOften3 mentions
DizzinessOften3 mentions
Constantly cleaningOften2 mentions
Obsession, fixation, or strong interestOften2 mentions
Repetitive movement or behaviorOften2 mentions
Acting outSometimes1 mention
DepressionSometimes1 mention
Difficulty completing tasksSometimes1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of OCD*

What happens to common OCD symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Compulsive behavior20%0%0%60%20%0%
Angry behavior0%66.7%0%33.3%0%0%
Obsession, fixation, or strong interest50%0%0%0%50%0%
Constantly cleaning0%0%100%0%0%0%
Difficulty completing tasks0%0%0%100%0%0%
Doesn't like to be touched0%100%0%0%0%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to OCD

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with OCD when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of OCD

What was your approach to OCD? What were the results?