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Can obsessive compulsive disorder be inherited?

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My father has OCD and wondering if I could inherit it?
asked Sep 2, 2015 in OCD by anonymous

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is seen more in first degree family members with OCD than in family members of those without OCD (Steinhausen et al., 2014). Also, OCD runs in families, mainly due to genetic factors, with environmental factors being at least as important (Mataix-Cols et al., 2013). In other words, OCD runs in families, having both genetic and environmental contributions.

answered Sep 8, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
selected Sep 13, 2015 by drcarlo
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