Do any of you have children diagnosed with OCD?
I was just informed my 6yr old dd may have OCD. She has always been a perfectionist and gotten frustrated very easily but the past few months it has just gotten a lot worse. If things are not perfect or she doesnt get sumthin right the first time she just flips out to the point that she is crying so hard she hyperventilates. She has has developed this habit of wiping obsessively after using the bathroom. She clogs the toilet daily and can use a roll of toilet paper in just a couple hours. After her teacher sent home a note I decided that I really needed to talk to her Dr about whats going on. They had me pick up an evaluation packet with papers for me and her teacher to fill out. I also talked to my psychologist about her behaviors and whats going on with her and she agrees with the possibility of it being OCD. She says at this point she doesnt want to label it until she can really figure out what is going on. Dd and I are supposed to meet with her next week then we will go from there. Have any of you ever dealt with this before? If so what behaviors does your child exhibit? I feel so terrible for her. I read that a lot of kids with OCD hide their rituals and behaviors because they feel it makes them weird or crazy. Id hate to think she has been dealing with this by herself and feeling bad about herself. This sucks.