Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) In Childhood and AdolescencePreetika Chandna*
Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut, UP, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Preetika Chandana
Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date:: April 30, 2014; Accepted date:: July 15, 2015; Published date: July 22, 2015
Citation: Preetika C (2015) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) In Childhood and Adolescence. J Psychol Abnorm Child 4:143. doi:10.4172/2329-9525.1000143
Copyright: © 2015 Preetika C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder, characterized by repetitive unwanted obsessions and compulsions, with a prevalence of 0.5-1% to 4% in childhood and adolescence. The exact pathogenesis of OCD remains uncertain but multiple components such as hereditary/genetic, cognitive, biological, environmental and behavioral factors have been implicated. The aim of this review is to highlight the pathogenesis of OCD in childhood and adolescence, differentiate it from adult onset OCD and outline its assessment and management.