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How common is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children?

Few children are without certain worries or fears. However, for the estimated 1% to 2% of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these thoughts and behaviors become so intense, they can be both greatly distressing and disruptive of the child’s ability to function.

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