[Voice of Hope November 21, 2023](Editor: Li Wenhan) Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is a mental disorder manifested by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Obsessive-compulsive thoughts refer to recurring, uncontrollable thoughts, doubts, or impulses in the brain. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors are repetitive and difficult-to-stop behaviors, and patients often feel distressed by their inability to stop the symptoms.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively common among adolescents. It has a certain relationship with family environment, inappropriate education methods, childhood trauma, long-term physical and mental fatigue, mental stress, stress, etc.
1. Obsessive imagination. Some thoughts will appear in their minds for no reason, and they themselves find this imagination ridiculous, but they just can’t control it.
2. Obsessive thinking. Repeatedly asked, such as why people are divided into men and women, why people have two eyes, etc.
3. Compulsive oppositional thinking. It means that two opposing thoughts appear at the same time. For example, students want to “study hard”, but at the same time another thought “stop studying” will appear in their minds, and they will feel anxious because of this contradictory thought.
4. Compulsive memories. Unable to control past experiences and memories over and over again.
5. Forced counting. Before you start doing anything, count silently in your mind.
6. Forced washing. Thinking that the surrounding environment is full of germs, they rush to wash their hands after touching something, sometimes dozens of times a day.
1) Understand childrentry to learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder, communicate more with your children, and know earlier that they are not making trouble, but just suffering from a treatable mental illness.
2) Family education cannot be overly moralistic or idealistictell your children to learn to accept their imperfections, and try to get them to change their pursuit of perfection.
3) Get rid of “excessive attention”Don’t let your children get too entangled in some small things, learn to divert their attention, let them learn to relax, encourage them to engage in more outdoor activities and do more interesting things.
4) Parents should be patient and careful,When children are in pain and struggle due to obsessive thoughts and behaviors, they should accompany and encourage them, instead of blaming and forcefully stopping them.
5) If the symptoms persist and affect the child’s study and life, seek medical advice promptly.Seek professional helpLet the child recover as soon as possible and return to normal study and life.
Editor in charge: Li Zhi
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