Fear of AIDS related to development of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a child

Karen Wagner, M. A. Sullivan

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Abstract

Fear of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been associated with a variety of psychiatric disorders in adults and in some adolescents. A case is reported of a child with an unrealistic fear of AIDS who developed an obsessive-compulsive disorder. This case illustrates the importance of providing adequate AIDS information to children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume30
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Fear of AIDS related to development of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a child. / Wagner, Karen; Sullivan, M. A.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 30, No. 5, 1991, p. 740-742.

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