Hoarding? Child with ADHD/OCD.

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Registered: 04-30-2010
Hoarding? Child with ADHD/OCD.
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Tue, 05-18-2010 - 12:02am

I have noticed that Katlyn (9) is start to keep things that I know I have thrown away. All types of things but primarily newsapapers, old bills, cards.....basically all things made of paper. I first noticed it when she was playing with her wallet and I saw some old cards in there that I had thrown out. I wrote it off as her pretending like they were credit cards but now everytime I have helped her clean her room (in the last two months) I have found stacks of paper in the closet, dresser, under the bed and so forth. When I asked her about it she said she wanted them and thought it was okay to take them because they were in the trash. What concerned me was how upset she got when I told her we needed to put them back in the trash. She became very aggitated and had a meltdown. I thought we had come to an understanding about only keeping important things but then today as I was going through her school bag I came across two seperate stashes of paper.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 2:19pm

Hi, thanks for worrying about my DS being bullied.

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Registered: 09-12-2011
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 11:18am

OMG!!! I am so very sorry to hear that your son it bullied at school, it really bothers me to hear about any child being bullied or picked on at school.

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Registered: 09-12-2011
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:11am

Hello, do you think ADHD and OCD are directly related, i am asking bc i had ADHD and OCD as a child and OCD as an adult and now my 5 yr old son who we could tell since he was young has ADHD and now are seeing some OCD tendancies.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 3:44pm
Hi, I just wanted to add to what the PP said.
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Registered: 04-30-2010
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 2:50pm

That is what I was thinking....that it was her OCD....starting to become more prominent.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 9:20am

Hi!


I would speak to her Psychiatrist, it does sound like hoarding,and hoarding is directly related to OCD. In the meantime letting her keep a few things is probably good, but have a limit, say 5 pieces of paper, but the others HAVE to go.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.