Is Learning About Other OCD Themes Going to Make Your Child’s OCD Worse?
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
Does your child shy away from hearing about other OCD themes or stories because they are afraid it will make their OCD worse?
Unfortunately, many kids don’t get fully educated on OCD and all of its many disguises because they worry that it will give their OCD new ideas.
When kids don’t understand the many disguises OCD can wear, they are more likely to miss new OCD themes as they pop up. OCD themes can look vastly different, so the more educated they are, the quicker they’ll spot new OCD issues.
Having OCD can be isolating and many kids with OCD feel shame and guilt for having their struggles. Getting the support from other kids with OCD can be normalizing. When they are afraid of listening to other people’s stories they rob themselves of the opportunity to feel less alone.
OCD is an octopus with sticky tentacles. Those tentacles can glom onto almost anything. They can watch, hear, or observe anything that can, in return, become a new OCD theme. The issue isn’t what they hear or watch, the issue is how big and sticky the tentacles are. The goal is to build skills and knowledge to shrink the octopus and part of that is learning all about OCD.
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