As the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation observes OCD Awareness Week, we also wanted to share this short animated video “All In Your Head” by Jon Spottswood Moore that demonstrates the way that OCD impacts thought patterns and behavior.
“At the Child Center, we see kids with OCD who often worry about all kinds of things, or have adult concerns like worrying about war or the economy,” said Dr. Stephanie Eken, Medical Director of the Child Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. “We really want a nine-year-old to be able to live like a nine-year old and not be overcome by worries.”
The folks at the IOCDF recently launched OCDInKids.com, a great informational site that puts important information about how OCD impacts the kinds of kids that Rogers is uniquely suited to treat in its residential child and adolescent centers.
For information about the IOCDF, visit ocfoundation.org. To learn more about the treatment programs for OCD, eating disorders, and children and adolescents at Rogers, you can request a screening online, or call 800-767-4411 to talk to someone directly.