View Full Version : Could this be LD and OCD, too?

10-03-05, 02:36 PM
My college age son was diagnosed with inattentive ADD and several learning disabilities related to writing after his junior year in college. He tests in the gifted range, but due to the above problems eventually flunked out of an ivy league school. He is currently home and trying to finish his last year or so of college here.

He has struggled with writing papers. Last week he had a 4 page paper due. He stayed up nearly around the clock for 3 days and it is still not completely done. From what I observed, it appears that it becomes an endless cycle of writing, rewriting, starting over, correcting etc. I know he has some word retrieval problems - dysgraphia? etc, but this seems different. Is OCD a possibility? If so, how do we help?