Social and communication difficulties and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

TitleSocial and communication difficulties and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCullen B, Samuels J, Grados M, Landa R, Bienvenu JO, Liang K-Y, Riddle M, Hoehn-Saric R, Nestadt G
JournalPsychopathology
Volume41
Issue3
Pagination194-200
Date Published2008
Abstract

The relationship between pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has not been extensively studied despite having some phenomenological features in common. Abnormal social and communication behaviors (pragmatic behaviors) are key components of PDD and are also part of the broader autism phenotype (BAP). In this study we sought to establish if there is any association between the presence of abnormal pragmatic behaviors and OCD and whether this association delineates a familial subtype of OCD.

DOI10.1203/PDR.0b013e318174e70e
Alternate JournalPsychopathology