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Originally posted by j.r.c.b.
Interesting thread. My 7 yr. Old was diagnosed at the age of 3 with ocd. He had to go through lots of tests to rule out many other things, because along with the ocd came intense dislike for loud noises, crowded places and so on. Obviously he was so young, that at the time, we didnt know why he would completely freak out in public. I knew it was something obviously, as I have 3 older children that never did what he did..long story short, every week, he would have a different 'tick', such as, a smelling every single thing phase, lined up three lights on his bed phase...llist goes on...He has gotten much better and the good that came out of ocd for him, he is a genious at math...He excels at a much higher grade then 2nd, thanks to his continues counting..lol..I still have to buy non scented hand soap or he will use an entire bottle in one night..sorry for any mistakes. Still on nook due to broken computer...I would say my son is on 3, from 1-10, to answer your question....
Its must be really hard for him to cope right now, because he can't think like adults(where we would know this is silly, but still do it anyway), he probably thinks he has to obey them. Its would be nice if you tell him that he should not do them because it is not necessary and its a waste of time.. that would be the simple explanation i can give to 7yr old without going too much into the actual cause because that would just confuse him or make him doubt himself if you tell him he has a "disorder".
Originally posted by xFloggingMaryx
I have this constantly. The whole... guessing numbers correctly.
I'm not amazing at math (or at least, higher math, like calculus and whatnot)... but for some reason, I have an amazing sense of time.
Originally posted by Suspiria
Mine was just checking doors were locked. Sometimes I'd go half a mile away then have to come back and re check, even if I'd already checked 4 times on the step. Also had to make sure all plugs are off.
It's not so bad these days, suppose I just had to trust myself I'd done it right first time. The only one that really gets to me now is making sure the oven wall switch is off, but that's just for the safety of the small boy.