OCD in kids? Treatment?


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Our daughter developed OCD overnight due to a strep infection, the autoimmune response to the strep bacteria is known as PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep). We saw Dr. Debra Phalen, a child psychologist. She used cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and between that and an antibiotic, our daughter improved. Her information is as follows:

Debra Phelan, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
12820 Hillcrest Road, Suite C218
Dallas, Texas 75230
(214) 848-2686

We love her!!!!!