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How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: Or both?

Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own.
Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily.

In brief: Or both?

Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own.
Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

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The answer is the symtoms overlap and you may even have both or none.
See a professional who can take a complete history and make correct diagnosis.

In brief: See a professional

The answer is the symtoms overlap and you may even have both or none.
See a professional who can take a complete history and make correct diagnosis.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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