Factors influencing the onset of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder.

@article{DAlessandro2009FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the onset of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder.},
  author={Tina M D'Alessandro},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) was once considered a rare childhood condition, although recent epidemiological data rank OCD as the fourth most common psychiatric disorder, making it twice as common as panic disorder or schizophrenia (Barrett & Healy, 2003). The available literature indicates that OCD affects children and adolescents at a prevalence rate of up to 4%. Early onset of OCD is associated with a significant increase in the rate of persistence of this disorder (Geller… CONTINUE READING