A Momma is concerned about her 14-year old daughter's response to her close friend being diagnosed with cancer. She may be experiencing Illness Anxiety Disorder which was formerly known as "Hypochondriasis", but the new name focuses on the primary symptom of anxiety which then erupts into obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors to combat the intrusive and unwanted, repetitive thoughts.
This young lady needs immediate intervention with a therapist who not only specializing in OCD and OCD-related disorders, but also has experience in the unique approaches to OCD in children and teens. Here's a resource.
International OCD Foundation
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