petrossa wrote:The devil is in the details. For some it may well be practically 'pure' OCD, for others hardly so. Again the scatter-graph analogue, The cloud of AS centers around point on the vector but it's still a cloud.
I quite agree with you but I did find this bit interesting; DSM IV:
(II) Restricted repetitive & stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities, as manifested by at least one
of the following:
(A) encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus
(B) apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals
(C) stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g. hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)
(D) persistent preoccupation with parts of objects
I translate this bit as one is not required to have 'routines' but must atleast have one of the other requirements; is my logic flawed to think this?
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