Hi! Im autistic and i have this thing where if i like accidently touch something i have to go back and touch it a certain amount of times. i have to touch everything a multiple of three times if this makes sense. Is there a word for this kind of thing?
Well, repetitive behaviors are very common with autism. But, if this behavior is compulsive, or if it causes you anxiety if you don’t do it, then it actually sounds more like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
I know very little about OCD (or even if what you are describing would be considered OCD), so I am probably not the best one to answer this, sorry!