Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mrs. G | 2012/01/13


8 year old ocd?

Hallo Doc,

My 8 year old son has always been worried about getting germs and washes his hands frequently, but from 7 years of age he washes his hands more than 15 times a day on some days! He says his ''brain'' makes him go wash everytime. This is not the only worrying behavior he has. I am not sure what specialist I should contact if this is in fact ocd? Could you refer me?


Expert's Reply



You have put your question very well. I agree that your son's behaviour is suggestive of possible OCD. He should be seen by a child psychologist.

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Posted by: JAYNE | 2012/01/18

My son (9) years old and his sister (4) years are not eating well. Actually food is not their favourite, they prefer snacks. I supplemented multivitamins seems is not working. What can I do to help them. And one more thing is it right to cleanse the stomach or must I wait for it to cleanse itself.

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