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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

anxiety photoObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Read more ›

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What Are PANS and PANDAS?

PANDAS 589PANS is a clinical diagnosis given to children who have a dramatic – almost overnight – onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or eating disorder. Children may become moody, irritable and anxious and have difficulty with schoolwork. Read more ›

PANDAS—Questions and Answers [downloadable]

What is PANDAS?

PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorder, or both suddenly appear following a streptococcal (strep) infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.
  • The symptoms of OCD or tic symptoms suddenly become worse following a strep infection.

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Childhood Anxiety Disorders

childhoodanxiety122Children experience anxiety as a normal part of their lives, in the same way that adults do. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. When children do not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young children, or when there are so many fears and worries that they interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Read more ›

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Teens [web resource]

logo-iocdfObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders affect over 500,000 children in the U.S. alone. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) website contains information about OCD and related disorders, treatment, research, and other resources that can help. Read more ›