Mental Health
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Tween Manages Thoughts & Impulses

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is life-altering – but it is treatable. The disorder manifests with persistent thoughts and impulses. There are worries and rituals that are out of proportion to reality. OCD is usually accompanied by intense anxiety. Treatment options include talk therapy and pharmaceuticals.

Here, Emmeline Paluck, 11 years old, bravely describes her battle with OCD. She speaks here so that others can know how it means to live with OCD – as a child or as an adolescent.

Emmeline Paluck suggests meditation as a means of coping with anxiety.

She also suggests music playlists, stories, keeping a journal, movies, exercise, and games such as Bejeweled.

Her words. #endthestigma.

Video courtesy of Emmeline Paluck. Used with permission.

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