OCD and Internal Compulsions
The most hidden of internal compulsions and rituals are as real as physical ones
Dr. Jerry Bubrick discusses the “hidden” mental compulsions some children with obsessive-compulsive disorder must contend with. Most kids with OCD are pretty good at hiding their rituals, even if they are elaborate physical tasks. When the rituals are internal, like counting, parents and caregivers need to be even more attentive to notice the symptoms and get children the help they need.