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Helping a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder
By: Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, Contributor If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you know that this condition affects not only your child but also your entire family. The guidance that follows can help parents gain a better understanding of OCD, learn helpful strategies to support their children, and ease distress all around. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?