Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may be a red flag for other psychological issues

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions.
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