Early Signs of OCD in Childhood
According to KidsHealth.org, parents who are concerned about the possibility of their child having OCD can watch for these early warning signs and symptoms of the condition:
--irrational or excessive fears (in regard to germs, dirt, physical harm, or illness).
--preoccupation with grooming (repetitive hand washing, teeth brushing, or bathing).
--rituals that involve repetitive movement (opening and closing doors, writing and erasing, hopping on each foot three times when walking, etc.).
--rituals that involve counting objects, hoarding objects, or arranging objects in a precise order.
--excessive cleanliness in regard to personal items or household objects.
--extreme anxiety in regard to "unlucky" numbers and bothersome words or sounds. (2)