Question by Tanginika: Can a traumatic event as a child cause OCD?
I think I vaguely remember something happening to me as a child. I now have a pretty bad case of OCD could that have caused it or is it some kind of chemical imbalance or something? I have a family history of mental illness like Bipolar Disorder.
Answer by Mr Postgate
Obsessive-compulsive disorders are anxiety disorders, characterized by repetitive thoughts and behaviors. While it’s not very likely that one traumatic event caused this disorder, it is likely that those traumatic events exacerbated your mind to this sort of disorder.
Your genetic predisposition doesn’t help that, of course, but I would try to find out more about this traumatic event. If it isn’t related to your disorder, it may have something to do with your anxiety.
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