Normative childhood repetitive routines and obsessive compulsive symptomatology in 6-year-old twins.

  title={Normative childhood repetitive routines and obsessive compulsive symptomatology in 6-year-old twins.},
  author={Derek Bolton and Fr{\"u}hling Rijsdijk and Thalia C Eley and Thomas G O'connor and Jacqueline A Briskman and Sean Perrin},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={50 9},
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between normative repetitive routines of childhood and paediatric obsessive compulsive symptom syndrome (OCSS) and the extent to which it is genetically mediated. METHODS In a two-phase design a community sample of 4,662 6-year-old twin-pairs were sampled and 854 pairs were assessed in the second phase for normative repetitive routines using the Childhood Routines Inventory (CRI) and for OCSS by maternal-informant diagnostic interview. The OCSS… CONTINUE READING


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