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OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Toddler w/questionable behavior


jo wrote at 2010-03-26 00:33:21
Actually, your daughter could be autistic. If she does a lot of particular behaviors over and over, this could be part of her "sensory diet" If she is having trouble communicating with you or peers, and using her words, or all of a sudden she regresses and seems like she is in her own little world, then you should have her looked at. The other thing is, she is SO young! You might want to wait a couple of years to see what happens, but keep a close eye on her.  

extundo wrote at 2011-12-03 17:52:18
Relax, she will probably grow out of it.  Take a few good photos and everyone can have a good natured laugh when she grows up.  Our second daughter had a big issue with pooping in her pants.  Nothing we did seemed to work.  Otherwise she was nearly perfect.  Never complained, always happy, liked to go to bed, other than the pooping deal she was ideal.  We talked to a shrink who helped us realize the problem in about three minutes of Q and A with her mom and I.  Our daughter was driven to control us.  Since she was so little there was not too much she could do to control us except poop her pants.  She even  lied when she did it just to assert her control.

After consulting with the shrink, actually a real psychologist, for about 10 minutes whenever she pooped her pants, we did not even flinch, would take our sweet time before we helped clean her up and acted all along that nothing was out of the ordinary.  She figured out that pooping her pants no longer had any control over us and she stopped in about a week.  She and we never mentioned it then or later.  Today she is an A+ student in a top university and as friendly and happy as ever.  

Hang in there, don't worry. If your shrink takes more than 20 minutes, get another,  Good luck.  

Mom of 3 wrote at 2016-03-07 19:09:27
I am not sure this is the answer that can help. My son does this as well.

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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I am only too familiar with the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) formerly neurosis. I understand the various treatments available and medication therapies being used and other co-existent problems along side OCD. I can help you identify it in yourself and in others and where to get help.


I correctly identified it in a family member when it was still though to be a rare illness. I later identified it in my daughters classmate and some co-workers. One of which kept being fired because of it. I have watched the progression of the disease and the areas it creeps into and the effect of medications on it on a person. If you see it in a person especially a child you need to intervene quickly. I did and now the one child just graduated magna cum laude at a state university.

I would suggest a separate heading for this disorder under the heading of Obessive Compulsive Disorder.

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