My 5 year old son most likely has TS. He's also been dxed with anxiety and Sensory Integration Disorder. We are not sure about OCD or ADD yet. (waiting for some neuropsych testing for ADD)
I very much suspect that he has a form of OCD, but the doctor says it's not OCD. Does any of this ring a bell.....DS can meltdown over very perfectionistic things...For example, one day I cut up his pancakes at a restaurant (I always do this for him); but this day he got so angry that he nearly threw the table over, screaming and yelling in the restaurant. He will work hard on making something and then tear it up, cry, and throw it away because he wrote something wrong. He gets fanatic/obsessive about certain 'themes.' For awhile it was Blues Clues, then kid game shows on 'Nick Gas', constantly thinking about the game shows, reinacting them on the playground, etc. Now he is fanatic about world flags and Wheel of Fortune. He often has trouble playing with other children because of needing the play to be 'just so.' He doesn't have any rituals that I've noticed. Seems the descriptions of OCD always talk about these rituals. Does what I'm describing sound OCDish to you? (PS--he has been obserbed for Aspergers; but the doctors say he doesn't have it).
Could you tell me about your OCD experiences so that I can see if anything jumps out at me?? Thank you all so much!! Andrea