Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Similar But Different

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Source: (Very Well)
Author: Lisa Jo Rudy

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood to be a condition in which individuals have a strong desire for order and repetition, or an intense focus on details. As a result, many people believe that autistic behaviors and preferences are a sign of OCD.  But autistic behaviors such as rocking or flicking fingers — or a desire for a structured routine — are actually quite distinct from the very specific qualities of OCD. Click here to read the rest of the story

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