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Charlize Theron Admits To Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Signs Of OCD To Watch Out For In Children

Update Date: May 02, 2017 07:51 PM EDT
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Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health condition that has been affecting the lives of many people including children and celebrities - Charlize Theron, for example. Also, get to know about the signs of OCD, as well as when a person should seek treatment.

According to a report from Temple Daily Telegram, kids who are suffering from the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder often go undiagnosed for multiple reasons. First is the lack of insight by the kid because of youth. OCD symptoms can be part of several behavioral disorders that can lead to misdiagnosis.

Signs Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) In Kids

As per the report, lots of sufferers tend to be mum about their compulsions. A new survey confirmed that only 22 percent of kids who were diagnosed with OCD were getting professional mental health care.

Children with OCD have recurring thoughts, which happens frequently. This reportedly lead to misdiagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress.

Charlize Theron Talks About Her OCD Struggles

According to E! Online, the "Fate of the Furious" actress, Charlize Theron has always been open about her obsessive compulsive disorder. Fortunately, the South African actress has been coping up with OCD, with the help of her two kids.

"I have gotten a little bit better," the "Mad Max: Fury Road" actress shared. "My kids definitely helped me be less anxious about a lot of that stuff. There are certain rooms that I let go and I have given up on, [but] they are allowed everywhere! Really, I am very lucky to live in our house, and they are just very nice to have me there."

The "Snow White and the Huntsman" actress even told her kids who were watching backstage, "You guys are very good and I appreciate it."

Charlize Theron said she loves how her kids can enjoy their childhood, even if she is still experiencing the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder at times. Perhaps, OCD can be controlled when the mind is happy.

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