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Possible OCD

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fuzzyfozzy Thu 19-Jan-17 21:39:59

My daughter has always had her quirks, I feel she shows lots of the signs of Aspergers but she's not interested in a diagnosis, which is fine.
I asked her if I can have some of her m&ms, she initially said no but then said eat them all. Which may sound ok but her reasoning is that she eats them by colour order and won't be able to do that if some are gone. So now she won't eat any.
What's the best way to handle this, I don't want these quirks to rule her life.

fuzzyfozzy Fri 20-Jan-17 15:27:13


Stopmakingsense Sun 22-Jan-17 18:08:18

How old is she? My daughter had signs of Aspergers which we put down to quirks/ stubbornness. Then around 16/17 she starting suffering from anxiety, depression which is still an issue. It is the anxiety - very common in people with ASD especially in late teens/ early 20's - which leads to the rituals etc. If I knew then the difficulties she now faces, I would have got a diagnosis sooner and CBT to help her think more flexibly - we thought she would grow out of it, but it has caused serious problems. Hope that helps.

fuzzyfozzy Mon 23-Jan-17 11:49:38

I think I've known for a few years but she already has a learning difficulty so she's said she doesn't want another diagnosis.
She's 16 now.
I guess I need to know whether to let her carry on with these quirks or ask her to challenge them

Stonewash Mon 23-Jan-17 12:42:40

There are some UK charities offering information and support with OCD. Perhaps these sites may help highlight whether the behaviour is related to OCD or not.

OCD Action


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