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Posted by Susan on October 14, 2000 at 08:35:29:

In Reply to: Re: Adopted daughter picks at scabs posted by :0) on August 17, 2000 at 09:21:05:

: You can get it at anyage......i may be way off, but if medications aren't helping i think you need to look for a mental reason why she'd be doing it. I can't see why she could't be diagnosed. I'd take her back to the doctor and see what he says though....there may be another physical reason for it. I wouldn't rule out anything at this point.

I think you're rushing into a psychological diagnosis. First look at what else is going on in this child's life. Think of all the disruption in her life--the first two years couldn't have been easy and then in the last year, she's now adopted by you all--more change. And I'm sure good change--but rarely do three year olds have the full vocabulary to express how they feel about so much. Before jumping to the conclusion of OCD and ever starting medications, etc, talk to her, tell her about taking care of her body and how important it is; ask her questions about what she likes and doesn't like; does she need to spend more one-one-one time with you all?? Is she sleeping OK? Good luck!



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