The causes of OCD and OCPD include both biological and psychological factors. Research has indicated genetics, stress and brain conditions could all be factors, but no one has pinpointed one definitive cause. Discover some of the reasons behind obsessions and compulsions, explore current research and discuss new findings with others.
Women thinking of motherhood may be interested in this overview of research that suggests that obsessive compulsive disorder may be brought on or worsened by pregnancy.
Hypochondriasis, or the obsessive fear of having a serious medical condition or illness, can cause great distress and have a detrimental impact on a person’s daily life. Although the exact cause is unknown, this article discusses the factors that may contribute to the development of the disorder.
Compulsive hoarding or compulsive hoarding syndrome is the excessive collection of unnecessary items, and the inability to discard them. Read on for an insight into the causes of hoarding.
If your child has recently been diagnosed with OCD, you may be feeling guilty that you somehow “caused” the disorder. Understanding what causes OCD in children can help you come to terms with how the disorder developed so that you can move on to working with your child on treating it effectively.
New research into OCD causes continually yields the possibilities that biological factors and environmental influences interact with cognitive processes to cause OCD. Read on to find out more about environmental factors and OCD.
Is OCD genetic? This question has bothered researchers for decades, but current research about the link between human genetics and obsessive compulsive disorder is clarifying the answer to this question.
OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a disease shrouded in mystery. How much do we really know about the causes of OCD?
Gestalt therapy can play a pivotal role in the treatment of OCD. Learn how this therapy technique can teach patients with OCD to finally overcome their compulsions.
What causes obsessions? There is no absolute cause associated with obsessions. Scientists however have pointed out several probable causes among humans.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD, has numerous potential causes. Learn about some of the possible biological reasons for OCD, such as genetics, and find out the differences in PET scans between healthy individuals and those with OCD.