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18 - Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Slowness, Perfectionism and Symmetry

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 May 2022

Lynne M. Drummond
Affiliation:
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
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This chapter will examine the idea of obsessive-compulsive slowness and how to tackle this problem, as well as examining perfectionism, the need to perform actions until they feel ‘just right’, and symmetry obsessions. Ideas such as ‘Lucky Dip’ and ‘Chance’ programmes will be described.

The overlap between autism and OCD will also be examined, as well as consideration about the role of other diagnoses in symmetry obsessions.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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