The term, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.
Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?