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OCD can lead to poor educational performance among children: Study

According To A Large European Study, Kids Who Are Diagnosed With OCD Are Less Likely To Pass Through School Tests And Go On To Higher Studies As Compared To Kids Who Are Not Affected With This Disorder.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Garg | Updated on: 29 Nov 2017, 11:29:26 PM
OCD can lead to poor educational performance among children: Study

New Delhi:

Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), especially those diagnosed before age 18, are likely to score less when it comes to performance graph as they find it difficult through a pass or go on to higher education as compared to their companions who are not suffering from this disorder, as per the large European study.

The researchers in JAMA Psychiatry stated that improper schooling affects work opportunities, which will just offer the sufferer a smaller pay scale for the period of the lifetime.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, around 2.2 million US adults get affected by OCD, which is one percent of the population.

Those suffering from disease experience obsessive thoughts and fears, and find a need to repeatedly perform tasks to allay those fears.

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"OCD often starts in childhood/adolescence and can be chronic", Dr. Ana Perez-Vigil, a researcher with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and lead author of the study said.

"Sufferers typically experience highly distressing thoughts and feel compelled to perform rituals (compulsions) for several hours a day. This can have a major impact on the person's ability to concentrate and benefit from school", Perez-Vigil told Reuters Health.

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First Published : 28 Nov 2017, 09:54:49 PM