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174: OCD in School: How OCD Affects Learning
Episode 17425th March 2024 • Science Backed Solutions for Children’s Behavior and Mental Health • Dr. Roseann Capanna Hodge
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors that profoundly impacts the daily lives of those affected and disrupts academic performance and learning. The relentless cycle of obsessions, marked by persistent and distressing thoughts, coupled with compulsions, the repetitive actions or rituals performed to alleviate anxiety, creates significant challenges for individuals in educational settings.

As these intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors consume valuable time and attention, individuals with OCD often struggle to concentrate on their studies and fully engage in the learning process, leading to academic difficulties and underachievement. By gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of OCD in educational settings, we can better support individuals affected by this disorder and foster environments that promote academic success and well-being.

That’s why in this episode, we’ll discuss more about OCD’s impact and what we can do as parents.

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