Author(s): Chandna P, Srivastava N, Adlakha VK, Chandna P, Srivastava N, Adlakha VK
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Abstract Globally, 20\% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling psychologic illness. Among these, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the 10 most disabling conditions, with prevalence rates of OCD in children ranging between 1 to 3\%. Pediatric dentists are in a unique position to diagnose psychological problems in children and adolescents due to their ongoing relationship with children and their parents that starts at a very early age. Timely diagnosis of psychological illness can result in early intervention as well as better patient management for the dentist too. The purpose of this case report is to highlight a case of OCD in an adolescent girl diagnosed in a dental setting.
This article was published in J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent
and referenced in Journal of Psychological Abnormalities