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Over the past three months it seems as if everyone has been in this huge flu scare. Is it related to the hype of the flu? I can tell you that every institution has been going very much to the hilt on this?
Is it the flu scares (which are out of control) or something worse?"
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Heres the thing, over the past few months institutions have over instructed us to avoid the new swine flu and instructed us to hand wash and send home clients from therapy and students from school who exhibit a sniffle in the event that it might be a deadly flu.
I am only asking the question because where I work in Mass all the kids have been drilled on the dangers of the flu and behaving like robots, washing hands and not touching anyone, so when you asked your question that is what immediately came to mind.
I would say clinically that if the childs obsessive hand washing lasted more than six months and was not based a a cue (eg, someone telling her to avoid the flu that way) that you might have a psych problem.
I would wait six months and see what happens. Surely you do not have to pay if you are not satisfied with my answer and also I can opt out so that you can speak to another expert.whatever the outcome good luck on this. I do think it is related to school scares, but definitely check with another expert on this.I am opting out so you can do just that.