The obsession saturation point

Autistic people are described as having obsessions. I personally prefer the term interest or hobby, because that’s what they are, it’s just that Autistics tend to be more interested in them than NT’s. Not that NT’s can’t become intensely focussed on one subject either, they can, but unless they are socially inappropriate then they are […]

OCD and demand avoidance

OCD goes a little something like this: demand avoidance goes a little like this: For me, having both OCD and demand avoidance, when I experienced (some) bad thoughts, the process went a little differently: Something like that. For some aspects of my OCD, I would experience the negative thoughts and would feel the need to […]

Obsessive behaviour, often focussed on people.

Most, if not all, people on the spectrum have obsessive behaviour. What this means is that they are keenly interested in one particular thing. A particular subject. A particular film. A particular type of toy. Particular objects. My eldest (PDA) son is particularly keen on marine biology, he knows more about this subject that his […]

When OCD isn’t OCD.

Have you ever seen the TV programme Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners? I have. I have a hard time believing the people on there actually have OCD. The general public have a rather skewed idea of what OCD actually is and what it looks like. Most people if you ask them believe it is a preference for […]