Our Assessment Process for Childhood OCD
A comprehensive assessment by qualified mental health or OCD specialists is necessary if you notice that your child has ongoing obsessions and compulsions. We will be happy to help you and your family at Diverse Diagnostics. Our online OCD test for children and teenagers is designed to give you the information you need to find a sustainable treatment plan.
Our private online OCD assessments are led by a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has many years of experience and expertise in this field using standardised questionnaires and a medical interview to provide a diagnosis and advice on a treatment plan.
Request an online test for OCD for your child via our Appointments page.
Child OCD Treatments
OCD can be treated, usually with a combination of psychological therapies and medication, namely: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
A CBT therapist can combine talking therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), while family therapists involve the whole family in the therapy process, which is an especially effective approach when treating children and young people.
Treating OCD at Diverse Diagnostics
After our private online assessment for OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), we can discuss the treatment options that are available to you and create an effective treatment plan.
Medication Under Shared Care
After we compile the OCD assessment report, we can begin a referral process to include your General Physician (GP).
When medical treatment is required, prescriptions are provided only under Shared Care with your GP. Therefore, those seeking treatment will need their GP to agree to provide NHS prescriptions prior to the initial medication appointment.
All medication reviews for the treatment of child OCD will be under the consultant at Diverse Diagnostics, who will be responsible for the prescription and dosage specifications.
1-on-1 Therapy Sessions
We also offer 1-on-1 therapy sessions online which are led by an advanced clinical nurse specialist. These are adapted to each patient’s situation and may also cover different strategies that can be used to manage the challenges that come with a diagnosis like OCD.
If you think your child may be affected by OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), you can get the help you need with Diverse Diagnostics.
Book an OCD test for your child today.
Diverse Diagnostics: Helping Young People & Families
Diverse Diagnostics is a private clinic in Glasgow, Scotland, that specialises in online assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders ranging from OCD, Tics and Sleep Disorders to Anxiety, Depression, ASD and ADHD (including adult ADHD assessments).
Although we are based in Glasgow, we offer assessments to patients throughout the UK.
The focus at our practice is not just to treat OCD and improve each child’s life but also to help the whole family. This way, the young person and their loved ones will receive the emotional support they need to understand and navigate the condition, along with treatments and therapies that can help them cope better together.
Dr Jagdish Basra: Specialist Child Behaviour Psychiatrist
Our Medical Director at Diverse Diagnostics is Dr Jagdish Basra, an experienced Child Behaviour Psychiatrist and Adolescent Psychiatrist who specialises in diagnosing and treating children with mental health disorders such as ADHD and Autism. Dr Basra is passionate about removing the stigma associated with neurodiversity and improving the quality of life of those affected by mental health conditions.
Ready to help your child take control of their mental health so they can live a happier and healthier life?
Book our private OCD assessment for children online today.