Do people with Aspergers have OCD?

Yes, people with Aspergers have OCD. Asperger syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are two different neurological disorders with some similarities. There is some confusion over the definition of the two disorders, especially since a person can have both Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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A person who has Asperger syndrome also have some neurological behaviors.

Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is one of five pervasive developmental disorders, along with autism such as impairments in language, communication, and social skills. A person with Aspergers doesn’t want any changes in its daily routine. There are various examples of obsessive behavior in Aspergers Syndrome(AS) are spinning objects, rocking back and forth or memorizing every detail.

Examples of obsessive behavior in AS include spinning, forwarding and rewarding objects or remembering every detail of the map of the American highway system. Aspirers are often diagnosed in childhood.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

It is a neurological disorder or disease which comes from anxiety. A person affected with OCD have obsessive thoughts and participate in obsessive and repetitive events.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may be a normal amorous condition with autism and Asperger’s syndrome because there is a tendency to be certain and obsessive about some thoughts, objects, and activities. As a rule of thumb, a child or adult can be diagnosed when life is severely obstructed with obsessive thoughts and/or pressures.

Symptoms of OCD

OCD is a disorder in which people may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both.

Obsessions

Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety. Common symptoms include:

  • Fear of germs
  • Taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, and harm
  • Aggressiveness towards others or self
  • Want everything in a perfect order

Compulsions

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person with OCD feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought

  • Arranging things in a particular, precise way.
  • Repeatedly checking, such as repeatedly checking to see if the car is locked.
  • Compulsive counting.
  • Excessive handwashing.

Aspergers and OCD share the following similarities

  • Produce obsessive behavior or obsessive interest.
  • Show repetitive behaviors.
  • They have self-stimulating behaviors or stimming such as flapping hands, twirling or headbanging.
  • Unusual ritual.
  • Strict routines.
  • Focus on an unusual object or activity for hours, which can seem like an obsession.
  • Anxiety when a ritual or routine is interrupted and may make the rest of the day’s activities difficult to participate in.
  • They participating in the ritual or routine which helps to regulate behavior to some degree.

Can a person have both Aspergers and OCD?

Both Asperger syndrome and OCD can be diagnosed. In fact, it is common for an AS or autistic person to have an extra neurological or behavioral disorder. One way of recognizing the difference between the obsessive and stubborn behavior of Aspers versus OCD behavior is that the behavior is driven by a great anxiety.

Generally, doctors can diagnose both conditions during initial autism screening. However, if someone suspects that a loved one has developed an OCD with Aspersor and can live without a diagnosis, then immediately seek diagnosis and treatment. For help and doctor’s recommendations call a loved one’s doctor or a local autism assistance organization.

Conclusion

Aspergers and OCD share many similarities but there are significant differences. It is important for anyone seeking suspicion to diagnose aspirators or OCD. Untreated left, two situations can make social contact difficult. Many modern medical options can treat both conditions and reduce any unwanted symptoms. The right treatment plan can help an affected person live a complete and productive life.

If you need more information or you have a question regarding Aspergers syndrome, OCD, or Autism, you can discuss it with our HearingSol healthcare professionals, just give us a call on +91-9899437202. We are always here to help you.

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