I'm a 44 years old man.I've come through major OCD since my childhood.I experienced the problem at the age of 7 or 8.At the age of 21 while going through severe constant panic attack I started medication with tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine.Because the result was not satisfactory I had to switch to many different antidepressants. Eventually when I started with sertraline in 1998 it changed my life for the better.I never felt the life so pleasant before I started with this medication.Since then up-to-date I'm on this medication.Though I do go through normal ups and downs,over all the life is satisfactory.
What I worry is that now I have a 9 years old daughter.Generally she is a cheerful girl.Shows interest in her study,some sports and good at general knowledge and IQ for her age.But I'm afraid she likes to (1)frown and shout at when she is asked to do something( could it be because her mother is a short-tempered one?).(2)She has an unnecessary fear for dogs.(3)Since she was very young(about 3 years)she always displays a kind of anxiety when cutting the nail of her smallest(fifth)toe,she is afraid that I would cut her toe rather than her nail.(4)She also shows some signs of mild trichotillomania. And(5) these days I often notice her making throat clearing sound which I beleive she can't resist,very similar to the one I remember OCD began in me.
It's because I've been through horrible experience of OCD, anxeity, depression, post traumatic stress desorder and panic attack all at once,I wouldn't want my child to go through any one of these, I'm thinking of giving her with sertraline(Zoloft,Zosert)to treat for her above mentioned symptoms.your kind advice would be very much appreciated.Thank you and looking forward to your kind reply.