How Many Kids Have OCD?
There are also at least 1 in 200 kids and teens that have OCD. This is about the same number of kids who have diabetes.
That means four or five kids with OCD are likely to be enrolled in any average size elementary school. In a medium to large high school, there could be 20 students struggling with the challenges caused by OCD1
.1 March, J. & Benton, C. (2007). Talking Back to OCD. (pp.10-11). The Guilford Press.