Early warning signs of OCD

A team of Tel Aviv University researchers completed two studies that show a direct correlation between sensory processing and ritualistic and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.

Lead author, Professor Reuven Dar, says ritualistic behaviours are more likely to be predictive of OCD if they persist past the age of eight years, particularly if anxiety is also present.

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

2012; 43(1):679-84