Obsessive thoughts are ideas, pictures of thoughts or impulses, which repeatedly enter the mind.
Compulsive actions and rituals are behaviours that are repeated over and over again.
Many people with autism suffer from obsessive compulsions.
There is some evidence to show that individuals with autism and OCD may benefit from standard treatments for OCD, such as anti-psychotics and cognitive behavioural therapy.
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Last Updated : 13/07/2011 Back to Top