Friday, May 23, 2014

ABC 20-20 explores genetic basis of OCD in teens

ABC 20-20 tonight reported “The Children Who Break Away”, on the numerous genetic variations, especially in glutamate metabolism, associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD.  The link is here.  The cover story shows an attractive teen boy “breaking away” (in a suit, not on a bike) to attend a prom.

I have a certain amount of OCD, which may be a good thing up to a point for people who do systems development when they test things before putting them into production, but then it can slow people down and keeping them from exploring curiosity about new things.

Can there be any connection genetically between OCD and Asperger’s, or even “schizoid personality”, which is a scary and misleading term but probably good to be covered on 20-20.  

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