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Social and communication difficulties and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
|Title||Social and communication difficulties and obsessive-compulsive disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Cullen B, Samuels J, Grados M, Landa R, Bienvenu JO, Liang K-Y, Riddle M, Hoehn-Saric R, Nestadt G|
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.