Individuals on the autism spectrum are twice as likely as individuals without autism to be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies indicate that up to 84 percent of autistic people have some form of anxiety; as much as 17 percent may specifically have OCD. And an even larger proportion of people with OCD may also have undiagnosed autism, according to one 2017 study. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) At first glance, autism and OCD appear to have little in common.
This presentation took place at the OCD-UK conference, hosted in Northampton on Saturday 16th November 2019. To view more recordings from the parents stream of the conference, please visit our parents page by clicking here.