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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Causes & Risks

Causes

The cause is unknown. OCD might be due to neurobiological, environmental, genetic, and psychological factors. An imbalance of serotonin (a brain chemical) may play a major role.

OCD is linked to other neurological disorders, including:

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Risk factors include:

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