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If you have OCD, then this might be the intrusive thoughts of OCD, as there is a genetic component to it. However, diagnosing kids this young is difficult, and it's not at all uncommon that kids with a psychiatric diagnosis at one point are found a few years later to have been misdiagnosed. So... time will tell. As someone with OCD, you are in the perfect ...


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Following from my comment. Your older daughter has been the apple of your eye, until recently. She has had centre stage, with no rivals. Now she has one - a 3 mth old sibling, who, understandably (for us) is now the 'star'. She doesn't appreciate the situation, but does inderstand the things which get adults' attention. She's using those to gain back at ...


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In an adult I would say this sounds like the obsessive part of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I don't think this is normal for a 5 year old, so you should seek professional help with it.


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This could be a game I slept on this and woke up with a thought I don't think has been mentioned. This is a bright child and quite possibly has a vivid imagination. Such people can become excellent authors of fiction through being able to live in an imaginary world as well as the real one. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” ― Terry ...


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EDIT Some of my ideas have been challenged by @anongoodnurse and I welcome this. I want to be clear that my answer is my personal opinion, I am not an expert in psychiatry or psychology and am definitely making no attempt at diagnosis (no-one could on the basis of a Stack Exchange question alone) - I am merely throwing out ideas. I agree that professional ...


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