Common Dual and Multiple Diagnoses
By the sheer volume of overlapping symptoms for the disorders discussed in this chapter, it has no doubt become more apparent why the diagnosis of your child's OCD is neither a simple nor speedy matter. If you take one message from this chapter, it's the frequent comorbidity of OCD with other anxiety disorders in young children. If your child has the symptoms of, for example, social anxiety in addition to OCD, your doctor's treatment choices, including a specific course of therapy and medications, would differ slightly than if the symptoms of ADHD were also present. As you become more informed and conversant in these disorders, symptoms, and treatments, you will become the best advocate for your child's care.