OCD and Autism

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Ailsa Russell, Amita Jassi, Kate Johnston, David Russell (Illustrator)
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This step-by-step manual explains how to adapt CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for autistic children and adults. It outlines why there is the need to adapt treatment for the autistic population, and includes detailed guidance on each phase of the approach. It explains assessment of OCD in autism, the links between the two conditions and difficulties in identifying aspects of OCD in autistic people. The book offers advice on dealing with difficult issues and on the next steps after treatment is complete. Accompanying worksheets and handouts are available to download.

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.