Pediatric Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: A Review for Nursing Professionals
Version of Record online: 23 APR 2013
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 138–148, May 2013
How to Cite
Jacob, M. L. and Storch, E. A. (2013), Pediatric Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: A Review for Nursing Professionals. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26: 138–148. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12029
- Issue online: 23 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 23 APR 2013
- mental health;
- obsessive–compulsive disorder
Pediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD).
OCD is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions. Given that most children with OCD will initially be seen by nursing professionals in environments such as pediatrician offices, hospitals, and schools, increasing awareness of this disorder among nurses will likely facilitate early detection, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment.
Psyc-INFO, PubMed, Google Scholar.
This article provides an overview of pediatric OCD, including information about clinical presentation, suspected etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and evidence-based treatment options.