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Clínica y Salud

On-line version ISSN 2174-0550Print version ISSN 1130-5274

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CAJA, Raquel. Assessment of and intervention in a child with an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2016, vol.27, n.1, pp.23-28. ISSN 2174-0550.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clysa.2016.01.003.

The case of an eleven-year old child with an obsessive compulsive disorder is described. He was coward since he was a baby, with temperamental characteristics of inflexibility and persistence. The symptoms appeared from a negative family event and increased over the last two years. At the moment of evaluation the disorder interfered negatively in the child's family, personal, and social dynamics. A diagnosis of his difficulties was made by means of a clinical interview, observation, and standard tests. An intervention consisting of cognitive behavioral training was carried out, with the participation of parents and teachers. The case's evolution and follow up are described.

Keywords : Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Temperament; Rituals; Checks; Hierarchy.

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