Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and young people: information for parents and carers

This webpage explains what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, who it affects and what can be done to help.


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About this information

This information reflects the best available evidence at the time of writing. This mental health information for young people was written in 2015.

©  November 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists