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ocd or aspergers?



Well-known member
Feb 23, 2012
hello all

i am hoping somebody knows something about this kind behaviour.

i become obsessed with anything and everything.
at this moment in time, i am obsessed with finding out about this kind of obsessive behaviour.

during an obsessive phase, whenever i have a moment to think, i am thinking about whatever i am currently obsessed about.
i have GAD, and i think if i didn't have that, i would be alot more obsessed. obviously with GAD, alot of the time my mind is just worrying.

i never just had free time in my mind. it's either worrying, or obsessed!

cats, tea bags, cups, cat food, community treatment team, the news, science.
i also become obsessed with foods, i'll only eat a certain brand and flavour of crisps for a while. if i was to get something from the shop, i always buy the thing i'm currently obsessed with. it's the same with all food. potatoes, butter etc. i will only shop at asda.
plants, washing powders, softners, games. anything!!

during these phases. i buy anything related to the things i would be obsessing over.
i have over 100 games for consoles when i only play one game. i have aload of airfreshners because i went through a phase of them.
i find it hard to part with some stuff. so hoarding is there!

i really want to know why? these obsessions practically rule my life.
everything i do is basically through an obsession!

i would be here for hours if i was to write every obsession.


Jul 14, 2012
New York
Asperger’s problem is not a ‘mild’ way of autism. It is a type, and delivers its own set of issues. The benefit my Kanner’s relatives have is to say nothing and toss a fit. I am cursed with conversation, irregular by it. I must, to the loss of life, voicelessly yell to be observed.

In ODC,the individual has invasive ideas he or she does not want to think about: the ideas are described as egodystonic, ie upsetting and distressing.‘Distressing’ and ‘unpleasant’ are disinfected terms that in no way show the destruction knowledgeable by those whose autism causes so much struggling.


Well-known member
Feb 6, 2012
I would call it GAD with some obsessive features. No point in collecting a lot of diagnostic labels the way you collect some other things.

You want to know why? If you had CBT with a competent therapist you would soon know why, and soon after that the obsessions would begin to rule your life less and less. The hard part is getting to a competent therapist. Perhaps you can put your obsessive nature to good use by obsessively demanding treatment from a properly qualified psychotherapist.