Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves unwanted and disturbing thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) that intrude into a child/teen’s mind and cause a great deal of anxiety or discomfort, which the child/teen then tries to reduce by engaging in repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions).Often, compulsions are performed in a ritualistic, or very specific way, for example, counting to six each time an article of clothing is removed.The following lists common obsessive themes and compulsive rituals: Contamination Fear or distress about coming into contact with dirt, germs, sticky substances, or chemicals (e.g., household cleansers), or getting sick, or getting others sick after touching "dirty" or "contaminated" items Accidental harm to self or others Fear of harming yourself or others through carelessness.For example, " Symmetry and exactness A need to have items ordered in a certain way (for example, according to color, size, or facing a certain direction).Most children and teens are aware that these thoughts are strange; however, do not be surprised if your child doesn't think his or her thoughts are odd.Most younger children have no idea that their obsessions sound peculiar to others.
It's important to remember that the only true way to stop social anxiety is to cure it altogether. But there are smaller, more interesting strategies that can help you with some of your social anxiety issues and make sure that it doesn't interfere with your dating.
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It's something that can cause significant stress and discomfort, and in extreme cases possibly even cause panic attacks and feelings of low self-worth as a result of social situations.
But if you ask anyone that has social anxiety what their biggest regret is, it's that it's hard to date and find relationships.