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Chapter 3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Lisa W. Coyne, Ph.D.; Jennifer B. Freeman, Ph.D.; Abbe M. Garcia, Ph.D.; Henrietta L. Leonard, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585622986.250710

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Although it has been almost a century since obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was first described in children and adolescents (Janet 1903), only recently has the illness been systematically studied in younger populations. In this chapter, we address the treatment of pediatric OCD, including investigational interventions.

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