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Is OCD passed on through genetics?

Asked by Mom2BDec2010 (2666points) August 28th, 2010

If not, how do people get it?

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daytonamisticrip's avatar

I don’t know much about ocd except that it’s not genetic and that it can be treated like an addiction and taken care of.

Seaofclouds's avatar

There has been some research that has shown that OCD does tend to run in families. Some researches believe it might be genetic. There are several theories about why people get OCD. Here is one article that talks about some of the ideas. Here are two more articles about it.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

It is thought in part to be genetic.

marinelife's avatar

In my family it has proven to be.

answerjill's avatar

Seems to run in my family.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, I noticed that through personal experience.

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