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Wednesday December 28, 2011

Study Indicates Hypersensitive kids may develop OCD as adults

Hypersensitive children could develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later in life, scientists from Tel Aviv University said Tuesday.

Prof. Reuven Dar, said he first suspected the link while working with OCD patients who reported sensitivity to touch and taste as children. He and his fellow researchers claim they have established a direct correlation between sensory processing—the way the nervous system manages incoming sensory information—and ritualistic and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.

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