To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of obsessive-compulsive disorder we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow obsessive-compulsive disorder to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind obsessive-compulsive disorder consists of three steps:
|Tourette's Syndrome||3%||Ruled out|
Have you had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / behavior (OCD)?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Histadelics are often prone to obsessions, compulsions, and addictions.
Although the exact cause is not known, experts believe that OCD may be caused by low levels of a chemical in the brain called serotonin.
It is now recognized that obsessive-compulsive symptoms occur in about half of patients with Tourette Syndrome. One informal survey of TS patients found that 72% (18 out of 25) had obsessive compulsive traits.