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Is OCD Hereditary?

OCD has a complex etiology, meaning several factors are involved in its development. But one of the most evident patterns is familial aggregation, suggesting that the condition may have a genetic component. So, can OCD be passed down family lines? What is OCD? OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a mental disorder that causes people to … Read more

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Misconceptions About OCD

WHAT IS OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes two main components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwelcome images, urges, thoughts, worries or questions that repetitively appear in your mind. They can result in feelings of anxiousness, even if some people refer to it as mental discomfort instead of anxiety. Most people feel anxious, but not to … Read more

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