About two percent of all children suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which consists of obsessive thoughts and acts. Obsessive thoughts are intrusive thoughts such as fear or contamination, injury or violent notions that are perceived to be pointless or distressing. Obsessive acts are ritualized acts that have to be repeated frequently, such as washing one’s hands, asking questions, counting, touching, checking or collecting. Without treatment, OCD often has serious consequences, such as children no longer being able to go to school on account of their symptoms.
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“Ricky and the Spider” is to be presented in Zurich on December 3 and 4 within the scope of the annual conference of the Swiss Society for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (www.zwaenge.ch). The conference will inform specialists (12/3), and sufferers and their relatives (12/4) about the latest findings and treatment approaches for OCD in adults and children.
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