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.
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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