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Similarities and differences between children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and those with obsessive compulsive disorder Executive functioning and repetitive behaviour

ABSTRACT In order to examine hypothesized underlying neurocognitive processes in repetitive behaviour, children and adolescents (7–16 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) were compared on a range of executive function (EF) measures. Performance on neuropsychological tests assessing executive functioning showed a trend for children with ASD to perform poorly on tasks requiring generation of multiple […]