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what causes ocd?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Big question: The short answer is a combination of biopsychosocial factors that predispose, with environmental factors that may flip the switch into disorder. Some have wondered about infectious agents being one of these environmental stimuli. For more, see: http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/guide/obsessive-compulsive-disorder.
Answered on May 2, 2016
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5.
Answered on Aug 19, 2014
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized.
Answered on Mar 15, 2015

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