Dig the Fearful Pig - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
The story in this book is based on an anxiety disorder called obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Many children will play games about not stepping on cracks and appreciate routines and orderliness.
However, some children have recurrent and distressing thoughts such as fear of contamination which leads to repetitive and irrational behaviours such as washing and cleaning rituals or counting or straightening rituals.
If prevented from carrying out these rituals or compulsions they become very anxious and distressed.