Obsessions and compulsions in Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.

  title={Obsessions and compulsions in Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.},
  author={Ailsa J Russell and David Mataix-Cols and Martin Anson and Declan G. M. Murphy},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive behaviours are common and disabling in autistic-spectrum disorders (ASD) but little is known about how they compare with those experienced by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). AIM To make such a comparison. METHOD A group of adults with high-functioning ASD (n=40) were administered the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and Symptom Checklist and their symptoms compared with a gender-matched group of adults with a primary diagnosis of OCD (n… 
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