Patient Comments: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Risks

Do you have a relative with OCD? If so, do you believe there's a genetic risk for developing the condition?

Comment from: bintax, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 16

My son has OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder. I am aware that CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and ERP (exposure response prevention) are therapies for OCD. I can't convince him to do it. He looks as though he would benefit. I'm trying to find a cause/trigger for his OCD. He was bullied by older teenagers one particular day and relieved of a phone, skateboard, and shoes. He hasn't been the same since. He's turned reclusive won't go to school, outside or visit friends anymore.

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Comment from: dmakower, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

Yes. My youngest daughter has OCD also and bipolar as I do. She didn't experience trauma as I did as a child, but still inherited the disorder.

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