Mother Describes How OCD Affects Her Child

OCD is a condition which causes people to feel a strong, unsettling need to perform certain rituals and maintain order. Obsessive-compulsive people who have an extreme fear of germs, for instance, will wash their hands over and over again, sometimes until they reach a particular number.

OCD can be more than compulsive hand-washing, though. Did you know that OCD can get so serious that it can make a person stop eating? One mother writes about when this happened to her son with OCD, describing her reaction as “frightened and confused.”

When the woman spoke to her son about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, he revealed something she hadn’t expected. Visit the link below to find out more about how OCD affects the life of a child.

OCD: Rational People, Irrational Disorder | Psych Central


When my son Dan was suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) so severe he couldn’t eat, or move from a specific chair for hours, or interact with.