Hi all, our diughter has symetri, tapping on things, counting and also urge to re-write the same word or read the same word several times like getting stuck. We have an appointment on 22/12 and I wonder is wrong om me to explain ocd to her what it is and that it can be cured through training. I read the book you are not you brain with a 4 step program to start practicing. She is 13 and has been hiding her sequences since this summer but came out as it has started to affect her in school with reading and writing. The school is informed now so we get their support. She is fine most of the day but mirnings and evenings when she needs to get dressed and bruch teeth it take long time as she has the ocd thoughts that result in doing her rituals. She get sad because she wants it to stop and we want to help her until we got to se a doc. She has no trouble falling asleep or eating and she goes to school as activities are dustracting and maked her think less about it. Any ecperience here how to help and not make it worse? Btw the book you are not your brain I recommend. warm regards a worried mother of 13 year old.