Parents of children with these obsessions often worry that their child might have OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) or some form of Autism. However, obsessions in OCD are unwanted, anxiety producing thoughts.
The following articles can help you understand the difference between giftedness and OCD or Autism:
- Characteristics of Gifted Children
- What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"
- What Are Some Common Signs Of Autism?
- "Red Flags" for Autism in 2-Year Olds
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