Does my child have OCD?

Without warning, an easy-going 6th grader displayed sudden tics, scratched himself and other objects till he bled, yelled, and demanded showers at every sign of contamination.  The source of the obsessive behavior: strep throat.  The lad had to be removed from his normal classroom environment and isolated while doctors worked on the right combination of antibiotics to fight the toxins affecting his mental state.

The current story at MSNBC Health made me remember what the doctors said that young man suffered from: he had PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections).

Here is a Q&A video from CCEF on identifying OCD in children:

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