Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Very Young Child

  • Christopher A. Flessner
  • Abbe Garcia
  • Jennifer B. Freeman
Chapter

Abstract

Important developmental differences in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in very young children (ages 4–8) may be observed when compared to older children and adolescents. Although findings are preliminary, the chapter discusses the nature, contributing factors, and treatment of OCD in young children. Treatment modifications and considerations are highlighted by a case study. Further research is needed to establish the etiology and pathogenesis of the disorder as well as efficacious treatments within this population.

Keywords

Depression Schizophrenia Peris 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher A. Flessner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abbe Garcia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jennifer B. Freeman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Rhode Island Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research CenterProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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