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Is OCD a typical part of autism or can someone just have OCD and autism?

Is OCD a typical part of autism or can someone just have OCD and autism?

No: Each is a separate condition. However, many autistic people engage in repetitive acts. These often do not seem to be compulsive, however, in that rather than feeling like they must do them many autistic people enjoy the repetitions (even if those around them do not.). ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Is it possible that I have ocd, sad, autism?

Is it possible that I have ocd, sad, autism?

Hard to say: You ask a question with no background information. This makes any valid answer impossible. You can start over ( site questions are not linked), give background information, and someone may be able to answer.With no information, no reasoned answer is possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if any other adult males with autism, ocd, or anything similar find they cannot get an erection quickly with?

Can you tell me if any other adult males with autism, ocd, or anything similar find they cannot get an erection quickly with?

Erections: In my experience the difficulty with obtaining an erection is often due to the medications they are taking such as ssris for ocd. There is, to the best of my knowledge, any particular reason for those disorders themselves to cause erection difficulties. There may be some other issue and seeing your family physician would be a good start. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have autism, ocd, ADHD and depression?

What do you suggest if I have autism, ocd, ADHD and depression?

Palo Alto has many: Psychiatrists who specialize in treating adults with asd, like dr. Antonio hardan at stanford. Others can be found on http://m.Psychiatrists.Psychologytoday.Com/rms/prof_results.Php?City=palo+alto;spec=167. They team with psychologists who are also know how to help you. Also, call the menlo park office of california's dept. Of rehabilitation, (650) 688-6380 for help. Take care of yourself ! ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have OCD or autism spectrum repetitive behavior please help me?

What to do if i think I have OCD or autism spectrum repetitive behavior please help me?

OCD vs ASD: You should consult your doctor for a referral to mental health professionals for evaluation. There are many approaches to managing the symptoms of both, non medication approaches including cognitive behavioral training as well as medications. ...Read more

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I feel low why? I am beginning to be too sensitive to critism and someone telling me ivan talking too much i get sad and anxious I have autism and ocd

I feel low why? I am beginning to be too sensitive to critism and someone telling me ivan talking too much i get sad and anxious I have autism and ocd

Maybe: You are just going through a lot right now. I know it's very hard. Then when you think people aren't accepting of you you get down on yourself and that makes you feel low and sad. But remember what a very special person you are! list your special talents and abilities so you can look at them objectively and not rely on your feelings! there is not another person like you in the the world! ...Read more

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Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old  son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

School saying Help!: An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood. Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help. ...Read more

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Is autism transmitted?

Is autism transmitted?

Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or something related if one or more of your biological parents have it. But, genetics is very far away from being able to predict what child will get it, given the parent's symptoms. If this is your concern, find a genetic counselor for the latest... ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more