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Old July 28th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: are you born with ocd?

True OCD, not the stuff people self diagnose themselves with b/c they 'obsess' over things or are just picky, is caused by a biochemical issue in the brain, it's a neurotransmitter problem. So, although true OCD might not always be there, it's cause is most probably some genetic issue that causes the brain to stop secreting the proper neurotransmitters in the proper amount.

True OCD can only be effectively treated with meds to rebalance the neurotransmitters, as well as supoortive and instructional therapy, it can't really be 'controlled' completely by the person.

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