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OCD in the Educational Setting 

OCD in the Educational Setting
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OCD in the Educational Setting
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Allen H. Weg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190228163.003.0064
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date: 26 June 2022

This chapter looks at how OCD is typically manifested in the school environment. Various symptom presentations are reviewed, each with multiple illustrations of how they might be manifested in students with OCD. Examination of how treatment protocols can be developed to reverse and minimize the effects of the disorder on school-related functioning is followed by an exploration of how school personnel, together with mental health professionals and parents, can become active participants in OCD therapy. A strong emphasis throughout is placed on educating the educators, and virtually all school personnel, on what OCD is, how it might appear in the academic setting, and how to respond to it. The goal is to promote early identification of the disorder and appropriate referral for treatment, as well as an understanding of how school personnel can be a part of the treatment process.

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