Can anyone help me? I think my son has OCD. I know most of the signs as i have OCD myself but i need to know if there are other signs such as tapping a pencil, getting off task at school, but being able to be brought back when prompted, and at what level of extremity does it affect a pre-teen. Need signs and symptoms for this age group.

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Hello there! Here are a couple of articles that can help you explore OCD in children:

Check out this Psych Central Article: When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Explore this Kid's Health Article titled Children with OCD

Take a look at this great Quora article exploring what it feels to have OCD: What does it feel like to have OCD?

Use this International OCD Foundation Article for a good picture on getting help with a child with OCD.

Here is a helpful link for Finding a Treatment Provider with a child who has OCD.

Thank you for reaching out!

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