Asked by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 6:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Play therapy for young children with a certified play therapist. As well as family therapy. If one member of the family has a disorder then the entire family is living with that disorder as well - because you live with your loved one. Anxiety is a result of an intrusive and unwanted thought or thoughts that bring forth intense negative emotions. In order to cope with these strong feelings some people develop compulsions to reduce that level of anxiety and to feel better. In therapeutic settings you can learn how to reduce and minimize stressors/triggers that cause the anxiety, how to cope as a family when the trigger and compulsion collide, and for the child to learn more positive coping strategies. Anxiety is part of OCD. Tryfry you are both wrong and right. You can have anxiety without compulsion but you cannot have OCD without anxiety.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:27 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Some children and adults can be treated very effectively without medication. In some people they need the medication to help with these intrusive thoughts and the feelings that come with them. Any parent who knows the nightmare of OCD will tell you it is not an easy fix. It takes time and a lot of understanding. Patience is easier said than done. There are also support groups for parents - you can try to contact one. If I had a child living with OCD I would truly consider medication and I would not hesitate to find a certified play therapist in my area who is able to tell me what types of methods best used. CBT is a great one (cognitive behavioral therapy) and he or she would have to know it to my satisfaction.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:31 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
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