How to Help Kids with Contamination OCD

Contamination OCD can make kids feel contaminated by anything, not just germs. It can be a thought, a feeling or a person that makes something contaminated. 

In this week’s youtube video I talk to kids about what contamination OCD is and how to take small steps to overcome the struggles it brings.

I have seen kids who were consumed with contamination around bodily fluids, dust, “bad” people, and cleaning supplies to just name a few! OCD can be creative on what it makes kids worry about, but the end result is the same – compulsions. 

Common compulsions around contamination OCD often involve many things including avoidance, hand washing, and cleaning off of objects.

In this Youtube video I talk to kids and teens directly about how they can take small steps to overcoming their contamination OCD struggles.

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