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What causes obsessive behavior, mood swing in children?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Hi,
Can a bone structure growth on the base of the skull and another growing behind neck be the proximate cause for obsessive compulsions like hand washing excessively and other like behaviors? The child is 16, a boy and has been suffering from obsessive behavior, mood swing and alike. Or, are these two issues separate matters. It is my best friends son and I am concerned, so doing some research.
Thank you in advance for your insights.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
possible yes from skull growth

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Behaviour changes can be related to growth in the skull.
However it is better to consult a pediatric neurologist to get his scans fully evaluated.
Some growths can be removed by surgery while some cannot.
The neck growth is unlikely to cause these symptoms.
Wishing your friends child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Brief Answer: possible yes from skull growth Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Behaviour changes can be related to growth in the skull. However it is better to consult a pediatric neurologist to get his scans fully evaluated. Some growths can be removed by surgery while some cannot. The neck growth is unlikely to cause these symptoms. Wishing your friends child good health. Regards Dr Arun