Thursday, October 9, 2008

Children as young as 4 can develop OCD

Isn't this interesting, children as young as 4, can develop obsessive compulsive disorder?
Really?

The study, published online by the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, found many parallels between young children with OCD and their older peers with the anxiety disorder.
Well this study, published by a group that would be well served by this kind of conclusion being drawn says this is true. You see they found "parallels". What does that mean exactly?

For example, both groups had similar obsessions and compulsions, multiple psychiatric diagnoses, and high rates of obsessive-compulsive disorder in their family history. However, the younger children were less likely to have depression than the older children.
So those are the parallels? Similar obsessions and compulsions that could easily be learned from other family members, picked up matter of factly by younger children, via imitation?
Because as everyone knows kids really do live what they learn.

In their study of 58 children with OCD, aged 4 to 8, a fifth had an immediate family member with a history of the disorder. Roughly a fifth of the children also were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Seventy-five percent of those studied reported having multiple obsessions, the most common being fear of contamination and catastrophic fears that involved death or harm to themselves or loved ones. Nearly all had multiple compulsive behaviors with an average of four per child. Washing, checking and repeating were the most common.

Garcia noted the importance of the study, saying, "early diagnosis and intervention are critical to reducing the severity of symptoms and improving quality of life."

I find it interesting that somehow the writers of this study would find the fact that small children have unnatural fears, unusual. Given there lack of knowledge, inability to fully understand, or comprehend many situations, I don't think it would be unusual at all for kids to have unnatural fears. Oh and being afraid of losing a loved one is a common fear for small ones, it is because of the bonding process between a child and a parent.

I just find this whole concept alot of baloney, that's my opinion, and of course drugs would be the accepted treatment.

5 comments:

  1. Isn't that a normal state of affairs for little kids?

    Lack of attention span, being overly excitable? Full of energy? Easy to make cry?

    Good grief - why don't they get it over with and just declare that humans are all messed up - it's the 'normal' state of affairs.

    So... when are the meds coming out to treat these little psychos?

    (rolling eyes)

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  2. Meh, they'll probably have all kids medicated before school age if this BS keeps up.

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  3. One of the the first wake - up clues for me to the realities of Agenda 21 was when reading a booklet published by the UN around '94. In that little booklet it said vaccines would form part of the depopulation agenda.

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    After reading Ellul's Propaganda I can see how this movement is making a mistake in language. People can be innoculated from propaganda by hooking truth into what they already know (propaganda being that vaccines and big pharma are "safe").

    Many people recall the anti-globalization movements but may be thinking these things are not connected to what we see today.

    We should tie this all back to Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development.

    We know that depopulation is part of Sustainable Development which is the practical implementation of Agenda 21. It seems to me that if we said "Agenda 21" more often then we would successfully reach more people with that hook into truth. "Sustainable Development" establishment propoganda is a the PG version of the triple XXX rated Agenda 21, which people know of. They need to know that they are experiencing Agenda 21.

    Sustainable Development also illustrates how warfare, public - private partnerships and environmentalism are all part of the same package. It doesn't mention depopulation specifically but Agenda 21 does.

    Most of the public think of globalization as only economics and don't see how we should normally expect big pharma NOT to be safe rather than safe until shown otherwise.

    This has really been a pet peeve of mine and i should start my own blog 8-)

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  4. My favourite is 'general anxiety syndrome'. What a crock. It's the complaint you have if you are alive. Buddha called it 'dhuka'. Dhuka has various translations but I like mine which is, 'the unhappiness that comes from the world being other than you would wish it', ha ha. Sure enough, no drug will fix it - it will only compound it. Dig it - Big Pharma is an anti-Buddha. Mind you, there's a lot of anti-Buddhas around...

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