others in their life, does that still qualify as something in the realm of OCD? Or is it an addiction? And what role does anxiety play -- especially if the more anxious one is the more one desires this "thing"?
If one is waking up several times a night thinking about this "thing", and also thinking about it throughout one's day, and having it dominate one's conversations daily... if one spends hundreds of dollars on accessories and accoutrements for this "thing", spends time on the internet in search of this "thing", arranges one's day around this "thing"...
Sounds like an addiction, huh?
What makes a compulsion a compulsion? Does one necessarily have to not like it?
Actually, I think this is a mood-related disorder. And I think there's an anxiety component.
If it were my kid, I'd know what to do, but this is someone I cannot step in for and take over
How do you lead someone to help when they don't think they need help? Or they think that this is the one "thing" that makes them happy, so taking that away from them leaves them with nothing to look forward to (that's practically a direct quote) -- I know I'd say they have a pretty sad and tenuous existence. But what to do...
12yo son w/Crohn's, dx'd 5/06, currently in remission; also ADHD and mild asthma
Imuran 50mg/75mg am/pm; Daytrana patch 35mg; Fisol, Viactive chews, children's multi
Resection planned in 6/07 to remove fibrotic stricture in TI
10yo son ADHD & ?, Daytrana patch 40mg, Abilify 20mg