About two percent of children and teenagers have Obsessive Compulsive disorder and it makes them very miserable. It is also very hard on families. The symptoms feel strange and many children are so frightened and ashamed that they keep what is happening to them secret. They also often get into trouble because of their rituals and concerns.
It is very important for families and children to seek help because there are effective treatments and the problem can cause major disability if allowed to develop unchecked.
OCD produces very strange symptoms and people often fear that they are becoming insane. It’s natural enough to want to hide the symptoms but talking about what is happening and seeking help usually brings the problem under control.The text of the book is very simple and the drawings are clear and bring the symptoms and solutions to life. This book will be very valuable to children with OCD and it will also help adults with the disorder.
The Secret Problem is written by Dr Chris Wever and the drawings are by Dr Neil Phillips, both of whom are psychiatrists with years of experience working with OCD.